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Daily Aspirin: Healthy or Harmful?

In decades past, a daily low-dose aspirin regimen was frequently recommended as a primary prevention strategy against heart disease. However, the evidence in support of it was rather weak, and kept getting weaker as time went on. I stopped recommending daily “baby aspirin” use for the prevention of heart disease over two decades ago, due to the growing evidence of harmful side effects. The primary justification for a daily aspirin regimen has been that it inhibits prostaglandin production, 1  thereby decreasing your blood’s ability to form dangerous clots. However, in more recent years, most public health authorities have reversed their stance on the practice of using aspirin for primary prevention. ‘Baby’ Aspirin No Longer Recommended as Primary Prevention The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reversed its position on daily low-dose aspirin as primary prevention for heart disease in 2014, 2  citing clearly established side effects — including dangerous brain and stomach bleeding — and

Can 2 Cups of Coffee a Day Increase Your Risk of Death?

Most people consider their morning latte healthy and pleasurable. Many studies have shown   coffee   is associated with health benefits like reduced risk of   diabetes   and   heart disease . However, new research finds people with an increasingly common  health issue  shouldn’t exceed more than one cup of coffee per day. Study Looked at Over 18,500 People, Across 19 Years The  study , recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), found people with severe hypertension had a significantly higher risk of death from heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular disease by drinking two or more cups of coffee daily. Researchers discovered this by observing 12,035 women and 6,574 men enrolled in the Japan collaborative cohort study for cvaluation of cancer risk ( JACC ). Participants were from 40 to 79 years old when they joined the program between 1988 and 1990, and were followed until 2009. They self-reported their daily coffee and tea intake during the study

6 Best Ways to Reduce Inflammation Quickly (#1 is Key!)

If there is one thing that causes everything from heart disease to diabetes mellitus to cancer to Alzheimer’s to arthritis, it's chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is one of the most insidious causes of disease in modern society. Certain lifestyle factors increase inflammation, and as a result our cells lose the capacity to function at peak performance. The result is the slow deterioration of health that often leads to full-blown diseases like autoimmunity and cancer.   Chronic inflammation is the low-level inflammation in your body. Hence, reducing that inflammation is a good thing for your health. Inflammation is a necessary biological process that signals our immune system to pay attention to certain tissues in the body. When something is not right, the immune system will do what it can to remove the offender. When inflammation is chronically high due to things like poor diet and stress, the immune system quickly becomes overwhelmed. In this article, we have shortlisted


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