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Aspirin Could Not Help In Preventing Heart Attacks; New Study Says

Update Date: Apr 26, 2017 09:02 AM EDT

Heart disease is considered as one the most dangerous diseases worldwide. Aspirin is one of the prescribed drugs for the treatment of the ailment.

Aspirin: A Medication For Heart Disease
Science Daily reported that Aspirin intake may not present cardiovascular advantages for sufferers who have peripheral vascular disease or PVD. This was the outcome of a research conducted by the University of Florida.

The publication also mentioned that this medicine has been an essential need for cardiology treatment of individuals with PVD. Taking it makes arteries narrow and decreased blood stream to the limbs.

Why Can't It Reduce Heart Attacks?

Aspirin stops blood clots from developing, which can decrease the contingency of a stroke or heart attack. Although, it can also be a jeopardy.

Blood that doesn't clot quickly can increase the hazard of a hemorrhagic stroke or neurological bleeding. Among the main conclusions from the study: After about six years, 7.7 percent of PVD patients who received aspirin treatment had died, corresponded with 8.5 percent of patients that did not take the medicine.

This Medicine Can Reduce Risk Of Cancer

Despite this analysis, there's a recent report that single intake of the drug can reduce the risk of cancer. The Washington Post reported that long-term usage of aspirin is correlated with a moderate uncertainty of dying from several types of cancers.

This is based on a research exhibited at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting on Monday (Apr. 24). The study stated that the the medication could possibly reduce the risks of cancer.

There are preceding clinical investigations before proving that aspirin inhibits heart related ailments and various kinds of cancer, such as colon cancer and breast cancer. As of now, more medical experts are still conducting further research about the benefits of  the medication. Stay tuned for further updates about aspirin.

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