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Poll Reveals Aspirin Overuse Despite New Guidelines Warning Of Bleeding Dangers

• Zero Hedge

Authored by Amie Dahnke via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Millions of seniors pop aspirin every day, hoping to stave off heart attacks, but mounting evidence suggests many are needlessly putting themselves at risk of potentially life-threatening bleeding.

A new poll reveals that over half of older Americans taking aspirin have no history of cardiovascular disease, taking the over-the-counter drug based on antiquated advice that the benefits outweigh the dangers for most older adults.