New research confirms that regular use of low-dose aspirin can benefit women as well as men, but the study also indicates that the drug helps women differently.
For years, doctors have been advising many patients to take a daily, low-dose aspirin to protect against heart attack and stroke. The advice was based on extensive studies. But although doctors were suggesting the aspirin regimen to both men and women, the aspirin research had been done mainly on men.
That changed this month with the release of a 10-year study of 40,000 women and how they respond to aspirin therapy.
The new research, led by .