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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Long-term low-dose aspirin therapy almost doubles the likelihood of intestinal bleeding

This post contains a summary of a paper published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin 2009;47:122-125 and a recipe for chicken in a pot.

Study title and author:
Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?
Eicosanoids, Aspirin, and Asthma (Lung Biology in Health & Disease) (Lung Biology in Health and Disease)
David Phizackerley

This paper can be accessed at:

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

3 lb whole chicken
3 - Organic Whole Chicken 3-3.5# each
Food Mall: Whole Chicken
2 carrots, sliced
2 onions, sliced
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. - 468x60