Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But what if hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved by doing one simple thing? It's probably all ready in your medicine cabinet.
A study by researchers at Miami's Mount Sinai Medical Center found an aspirin a day can reduce the risk of a first heart attack by up to 32-percent.
In the past other studies have shown aspirin prevents heart attacks in patients who have already suffered one. Now researchers have proven aspirin can work in preventing them, even in people who are high risk.
While this study shows the benefits of a baby aspirin a day, it's not for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before starting this therapy.
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