SOURCE: MedlinePlus.gov (Reuters)
DATE: November 24, 2011
EXCERPT: "Aspirin is a bad bargain for healthy women trying to stave off heart attacks or strokes, although it's commonly used for that purpose, according to Dutch researchers.
In a new report, they say 50 women will need to take the medication for 10 years for just one to be helped -- and that's assuming they are at high risk to begin with." more
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Dorresteijn JA, Visseren FL, Ridker PM, Paynter NP, Wassink AM, Buring JE, van der Graaf Y, Cook NR. Aspirin for primary prevention of vascular events in women: individualized prediction of treatment effects. Eur Heart J. 2011 Dec;32(23):2962-9.
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