Trying to decide if you should take a daily aspirin?
Health experts’ advice has been all over the map over the past year, but most cancer and heart disease specialists note there is no one-size-fits-all recommendation; a decision should be made in consultation with a doctor who can help sort out the risks and benefits.
Most doctors agree that people who have had a heart attack or stroke should take aspirin, as long as they face no risks for bleeding. But the decision is more complex for others.
In an effort to lay out the pros and cons, the Wall Street Journal
this week asked two health experts to weigh in on whether an aspirin a day is a good idea — or not — and what issues need to be considered.
Jack Cuzick, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, argues in favor of general aspirin use, saying the benefits trump the risks.
Lianne Marks, assistant dean for educational development and regional chairwoman for internal medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, believes the risks are just too great.
© 2023 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.