They are some real charlatans out there.
You know the type I’m talking about. The kind of crooks who see every crisis as an opportunity to CASH IN on your deepest fears and make a quick buck off of your anxiety.
Right now, they seem flat-out terrified you might use all this free time lately to question the mainstream medical wisdom.
In reality, this is the PERFECT time to question all of it. And maybe even BLOW UP the system, starting with the daily aspirin conventional medicine pill pushers STILL push on millions.
It’s not only a crummy choice for heart health. New research also exposes another supposed benefit for the fraud that it is.
It reveals how a wink-wink promise some docs use to convince people to take aspirin is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.
It’s not a case where the benefit isn’t worth the risk. Disturbingly, it looks like it’s a “benefit” that doesn’t even EXIST at all.
The dementia risk dupe
They know the vague promise of general overall better heart health isn’t enough to sell the idea of a “daily aspirin for everyone” anymore.
People have caught onto that nonsense. Folks know the drugs come with almost no benefit for primary prevention. In other words, they don’t help in preventing a first heart attack.
The word is ALSO out about the notorious – and sometimes deadly – bleeding risks you can face when taking a daily aspirin.
So now they try to sell it by claiming it can do OTHER stuff, too. In fact, some researchers and doctors insist that taking a daily aspirin can also prevent dementia.
But a newly released study tells the real story. And I can sum it up in one simple word. NOPE.
The argument was that aspirin could help fight dementia since it supposedly helps improve circulation, inflammation, and overall cardiovascular health. All of which are risk factors for cognitive struggles.
There’s just one problem. The new study finds it didn’t help – not even a little bit.
The study of seniors in both the United States and Australia found daily aspirin didn’t cut the risk of…
- mild cognitive impairment
- probable Alzheimer’s disease
It also didn’t lower the risk of disability-free survival, a measure of not just how LONG you live but how WELL you do it.
Avoid the aspirin strong-arm
But, on the other hand, aspirin did increase one thing. The folks who took it had a HIGHER risk of major hemorrhage. Other studies have even found aspirin can, ironically, lead specifically to bleeding inside the brain.
Look, ultimately, it’s a decision YOU have to make, of course. If you’ve already had a heart attack and you and your doctor have weighed your risks and decided that they’re worth it, you might still opt for your one a day.
However, if that’s not the case, there are plenty of proven and far less risky ways to improve circulation, inflammation, and overall cardiovascular health.
Three that come to mind are…
- fish oil
- B vitamins
This basic trio won’t just protect your heart better than aspirin ever will. All three could cut your risk of dementia, too. And that might make these nutrients a much better choice for seniors than aspirin.
Check in with your doc about which ones might be right for you.