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Old 02-25-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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If you're taking a daily aspirin for your heart, you may want to reconsider.

For years, many middle-aged people have taken the drug in hopes of reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Americans bought more than 44 million packages of low-dose aspirin marketed for heart protection in the year ended September, up about 12% from 2005, according to research firm IMS Health.

The Danger of Taking Aspirin Daily - WSJ.com
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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See? This is another example of why trying to follow all the "healthy" living advice is a fools errand. What's good for you yesterday is suddenly determined to be harmful tomorrow, and vice versa. You can drive yourself nuts.

Worse, this kaleidoscope of shifting, changing opinion is oftentimes the basis for developing public policy and medical advice or treatment plans.

My opinion? Just forget it. Ignore it all and live like you want. Eat what you like, do what you like, make yourself happy. In the end, that advice seems to be no more harmful or effective than obsessing over what's "healthy." After all, what's "healthy" for you today may turn out to be deadly next week and what's deadly this week will be beneficial a month from now.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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Nazi drugs!

"The Bayer company then became part of IG Farben, a conglomerate of German chemical industries that formed a part of the financial core of the German Nazi regime"

" It is well-known for its original brand of aspirin. Bayer is the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world."

Pocket liners!

"Aspirin acts as a blood thinner, which is believed to account for much of its benefit of protecting against heart attacks and strokes"

The Danger of Taking Aspirin Daily - WSJ.com

You know what thins:
exercise
Water
Garlic
Fish Oil (omega3F.A.)
Food high in vitamin E
B6
Curry powder
Cayenne pepper
Ginger
Paprika
Thyme
Cinnamon
Dill
Oregano
Turmeric
Licorice
Peppermint
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think this is much big news really. Aspirin has always been known to have this side effect. Like one of the ladies in the article said, however, many people are more concerned about stroke than ulcers. People just have to decide for themselves what they are more comfortable with.
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