Daily Aspirin Behind More Than 3,000 Deaths A Year, Study Suggests

Taking a daily aspirin is far more dangerous than was thought, causing more than 3,000 deaths a year, a major study suggests.

Millions of pensioners should reconsider taking pills which are taken by almost half of elderly people to ward off heart attacks and strokes, researchers said.

The study by Oxford University found that those over the age of 75 who take the blood-thinning pills are ten times more likely than younger patients to suffer disabling or fatal bleeds.

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