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Study quantifies benefits of widespread low-dose aspirin use

A study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that widespread daily intake of low-dose aspirin among older Americans could ensure 900,000 more Americans are alive by 2036 and deliver almost $692 billion in net health care benefits during the same period. Just 40% of Americans who the authors say should be taking aspirin are doing so, despite evidence that utilization is associated with lower heart disease and cancer risk and improved life expectancy.

HealthDay News (11/30)

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