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Back off taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes, FDA warns

Older, health conscious consumers have heeded warnings over the years to take an aspirin a day to help ward off heart attacks or strokes.

Now the Food and Drug Administration is warning against that practice. The FDA says it increases the risk of bleeding in the stomach and brain.

The benefits of taking an aspirin a day are for those who already have had a cardiovascular event.

It’s like drink more coffee, but then don’t do that. Then have more red wine; no that’s no good for you either. Then drink more beer. OK, stop that.

The aspirin thing is just one more thing that keeps whipsawing consumers about what to do and what to take to improve their quality of life and increase their longevity.