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Aspirin and your heart: Many questions, some answers, from Harvard Men’s Health Watch

December 1, 2010

Over the past 100 years, we have relied on aspirin to control fevers, headaches, arthritis, and pain. Now many people are using it to prevent heart attacks, thanks in part to two large, Harvard-based clinical trials. But like every drug, aspirin can cause health problems as well as solve them. It can upset the stomach and cause bleeding in the stomach or brain. That makes deciding whether to take aspirin to prevent a heart attack is something each man should do in consultation with his doctor, reports the December 2010 Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

This issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch takes on 20 of the most important questions about aspirin. Here are a few examples:

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