Study title and author:
Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?
This paper can be accessed at: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/47/11/122.abstract
The paper states: "Long-term low-dose aspirin therapy almost doubles the likelihood of gastrointestinal haemorrhage".
The bleeding, if severe, shows in stools and can lead to anaemia or acute illness and the need for blood transfusion. It's caused because a side-effect of aspirin is that it irritates and damages production of the gastric mucosa, or protective layer inside the stomach.
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Recipe of the day
Chicken In A Pot
|Food Mall: Whole Chicken|
2 celery stalks with leaves, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 ts basil
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts black pepper
1/2 c chlcken broth
Put carrots, onions, and celery in bottom of crock-pot. Add whole chicken. Top with salt, pepper, liquid. Sprinkle basil over top. Cover and cook until done-low 8 to 10 hours. (High 3 to 4 hours, using 1 cup water). Remove chicken and vegetables with spatula.