Risk of bleeding from aspirin use by elderly, study finds

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Fed says some people should not take an aspirin a day

There is a risk for some, a new study found, of dangerous bleeding from aspirin.

The study out of Britain shows adults ages 75 and older who regularly take aspirin to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, have an increased risk of disability and death from gastrointestinal bleeding.

Researchers studied patients who had previously experienced a heart attack or stroke.