A Randomized Trial of Low-Dose Aspirin in the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women
I guess it’s not the results of this study that should surprise everyone, but rather the thought process behind it. This study did not show a benefit in women in preventing a first cardiovascular event with the use of aspirin. What surprises me is this never ending quest to find a single agent to effect a single disease (statins, anyone?). Many of these, “one cause, one cure” approaches affect only the disease looking to be improved, if that.
However, the other 20 recommendations to lower your risk of a heart attack like a low glycemic index diet, exercise, fish oils, lots of fruits and veggies, etc… will have a side effect of lowering your risk for just about every chronic disease. So we focus on one single intervention like taking aspirin to lower our risk of heart attack, when we should educate the public about refined carbs and insulin resistance.