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The Benefits of Daily Asprin for your Health



One of the simplest, cheapest and most effective drugs you can take to reduce the risk of heart disease is daily low-dose aspirin. Although best known for its anti-inflammatory effects, aspirin also reduces the stickiness of blood platelets. This helps prevent the formation of blood clots which can block the flow of blood in your heart and brain. For this reason aspirin is often prescribed to help prevent a first heart attack and reduce the chance of stroke in men at risk for these problems. Furthermore, aspirin has been shown to be protective against some forms of cancer.

Daily aspirin therapy is not right for everyone, however, so before you begin an aspirin therapy regimen, talk with your physician to make sure you are an appropriate candidate.