Doctors Explain Why Daily Aspirin Doses Do More Harm Than Good

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For years, the benefits associated with taking aspirin every day were widely praised by physicians.

And this sentiment was even backed by several well-regarded studies, including one that was published in Lancet, one of the world’s oldest weekly peer-reviewed general medical journals. The study revealed that a daily dose of 75 mg to 100 mg of aspirin helped individuals weighing between 110 and 153 pounds lower their chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Does this sound like a reason to rejoice? Not so quick. The same study also noted a downside. This same aspirin regimen had little to no effect on individuals who weighed over 154 pounds.

So a daily aspirin regimen can protect some individuals against a heart attack or stroke. However, it might do more harm than good for others. This is one of the reasons why, in 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outright refused a…

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