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Low Aspirin Doses Can Still Be Unsafe

While aspirin has been shown to lower the rate of heart attacks in certain individuals, even low dosages can lead to higher than average stomach bleeding and strokes which can cause death. These findings come from a new study evaluating data from 31 clinical trials that included close to 200,000 patients. Although the rate of bleeding and stroke risk decreases with lower aspirin dosages, according to these new findings, even a low dosage (under 100 mg per day) resulted in a 3.7 percent rate of bleeding.

Source: American Journal of Cardiology, May 15, 2005.