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Baby aspirin reduces heart problems - Vitamin D much better– Jan 2012

New York Times on Baby Aspirin - Jan 16, 2012

Analysis from meta-study of 100,000 people

  • 10% less likely to have any type of heart event,
  • 20% less likely to have a nonfatal heart attack.
  • 30% more likely to have a serious gastrointestinal bleeding event

How many Americans take a baby aspirin daily?

  • 19% of all ages
  • 27% of middle-aged
  • 50% of >65

Estimates of benefits and harms of prophylactic useof aspirin in the general population Aug 2014

10 years of baby asprin starting at age 55: net reduction in total deaths
But NO change in Heart Attack deaths
Nothing about non-deadly problems due to taking aspirin - such as serious gastrointestinal bleeding


Notice the disclosure in the PDF- many of the authors work for or consult for the Bayer Apirin company
PDF is attached at the bottom of this page

Commentary on this study New York Times Aug 2014

Does Aspirin Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer? Ignore the Guidelines MedScape Oct 2014
They argue that asprin prevents Primary cardiovascular problems as well. Have 33 references

Aspirin Advocate vs Skeptic: Any Common Ground? Medscape Video Oct 2014

Much better to take Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D provides more heart benefits than aspirin
  • Vitamin D PREVENTS many diseases as well
  • Vitamin D TREATS some diseases
  • 100X fewer side-effects than aspirin

See details in VitaminDWiki

Disease Incidence chart Lahore

See also web

  • Aspirin Adverse Effects in WikiPedia
  • Many people die each year from Aspirin - WikiPedia
    Mortality rate of 2% from single overdose and 25% of the people who take too much of it on a daily basis
        compared to Vitamin D - unlikely to notice any problem if accidentally take an entire bottle of vitamin D
  • Aspirin has so many Adverse Effects that this TedMed video of Dec 2011
    expresses the opinion that aspirin would not be allowed, as even a prescription drug, under FDA current rules.
  • FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin Mercola, Aug 2014
    Starts with "If you haven't had a heart attack, step away from the aspirin bottle... If you are one of the 40 million Americans who take an aspirin every day, you may want to heed the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."
    "Aspirin May Conceal a Cardiac Event in Progress"
       The number of non-fatal events may be reduced, but the number of sudden deaths is actually increased,
  • The Lie of Aspirin Preventing Heart Attacks
    It was probably the MAGNESIUM in buffered aspirin which helped - not the aspirin itself
    The original studies from 1974 through 1988 showed that aspirin was not helpful for cardiovascular diseases
  • Is Daily Aspirin Therapy a Wise Choice? Mercola Dec 2016
    "Based on a series of meta-analyses from the Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration6 (an enormous body of research following more than 100,000 patients at high risk for cardiac events), Cleland concluded that aspirin therapy was not saving lives."
    "The number of non-fatal events was reduced, but the number of sudden deaths actually increased. What Cleland discovered was that aspirin can actually mask a cardiac event in progress. In other words, aspirin may change the way vascular events present themselves."
    "Aspirin May Lower OR Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Depending on Your Situation"

Attached files

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4265 Aspirin use 10 years starting at age 55.jpg admin 11 Aug, 2014 140.40 Kb 2046
4264 baby aspirin use pros and cons Aug 2014.pdf admin 11 Aug, 2014 226.80 Kb 716