Is daily aspirin for heart health necessary?

According to a Harvard study, millions of people who take aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks may not truly need it.

According to the study, about 29 million people 40 and older took an aspirin a day in 2017 despite not having heart disease. It was found that only a marginal benefit, if any, could be found from routine aspirin use, and a study published this year in the journal JAMA Neurology found that taking low-dose aspirin is associated with an increased risk for bleeding within the skull for people without heart disease.

A Harvard study revealed that some 29 million who don’t have heart disease were taking aspirin every day in 2017.

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