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.