Heart Beat: Aspirin and diabetes
For the past few years, most people with diabetes have been urged to take an aspirin a day to help prevent heart attacks. The American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association have modified that advice, based on evidence from two clinical trials. Here's what the organizations now say, in a scientific statement published in the June 22, 2010, Circulation:
Green light. Low-dose aspirin (75 to 162 milligrams a day) is a good option for most people with diabetes who also have heart disease.