The Food and Drug Administration is recommending against taking an aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack... saying the risk of internal bleeding is their primary concern.
Clotting is associated with heart attacks, so the logic was taking an aspirin a day would help to prevent heart attacks.
But FDA researchers say they've carefully examined major studies and conclude the data does not appear to support the use of aspirin as a preventative medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular problems.
Last week, the FDA denied a request from Bayer to change the labeling on its packaging to market the product for heart-attack prevention for patients with no history of cardiovascular disease.
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