For years people with a high risk for heart disease have relied on aspirin as part of their health regimen. Lately, there have been numerous news stories based on the recent POPADAD Trial that trumpet that aspirin is of no benefit in reducing first heart attacks. Let's clear the air and separate the science from the hysteria - and also look at a major flaw in this and other studies like it.
The POPADAD Trial found "no evidence that aspirin or antioxidants are of any benefit in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients with asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) ." However, the study's author did comment there was a benefit for those who had established heart disease as evidenced by a previous cardiac event. Remember, this last sentence. It will be the key to pointing out a major flaw in heart disease studies and treatment.
First of all, the study looked only at patients with diabetes and asymptomatic PAD as ...
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