Aspirin and women - age matters

Aspirin and women — age matters

Aspirin can help healthy women over age 65 prevent both strokes and heart attacks. For younger women, the hazards of aspirin outweigh the benefits.

Ever since a landmark trial in male physicians revealed in 1988 that aspirin helps prevent a first heart attack in men, the question "Does aspirin work for women, too?" has been crying out for an answer.

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