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An aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone’s heart health

In fact, it could make things worse for your health. Doctors will often tell patients to take a daily aspirin since doing so can prevent the formation of blood clots, which cause heart attacks and strokes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

An aspirin per day is only useful if you are taking adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids.  The low-dose aspirin increases the lifetime of the resolvins derived from the omega-3 fatty acids to enhance the production of resolvins necessary to turn off inflammation completely.  Since the average American consumes only 125 mg of EPA and DHA per day, that small amount cannot be made into resolvins at even the most appropriate aspirin dosage.

 

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