In October 2018, a prestigious scientific journal published a series of articles that jolted the medical world. Scientists from the United States stated, in the wake of an extensive study, that people over 70 who take aspirin regularly as a preventive measure, are not at lower risk of falling ill with heart and vascular disease – but are in fact at higher risk of dying from cancer. Until then, physicians had urged healthy older people to take aspirin as a means of preventing myocardial infarction (a heart attack), on the basis of studies that also claimed that in addition to its beneficial influence on the heart, aspirin could reduce the risk of dying from cancer. Now all that was being tossed out the window.
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