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Daily Aspirin Could Cause Serious Side Effect

Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - If you’re on a daily regimen of an aspirin a day for your heart, you may need to keep an eye on a serious side effect.

Researchers in London analyzed data from more than 100-thousand healthy patients who took a baby aspirin or a placebo each day for six years.

While aspirin users were 20% less likely to have a non-fatal heart attack, they had a 30% increased risk of serious gastric bleeding.

There was also no significant difference in cardiovascular deaths between the two groups.

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