Aspirin keeps FLUNKING studies. Yet they keep PUSHING it anyway. And you can bet that won’t change now that it’s failed yet another major scientific experiment.
This time the focus was on mood. Researchers claimed the aspirin could possibly help with depression.
Absurd? Of course, it is. But on the other hand, they’ve tested the drug on every other darned ailment out there, so there’s not much left to choose from.
At some point or another, they’ve claimed aspirin might prevent clots, protect the heart, block dementia, fight pain, enhance the brain, stop cancer, and more.
Heck, I bet they’ve even considered testing it to see if it could make a better cup of coffee, too.
But I’d drink a cup of day-old gas station brew before I’d swallow an aspirin. Because new research proves, once again, that this med not only ISN’T a wonder drug, it could be downright dangerous.
Pill fails to perform once again
They’ve been testing painkillers against depression for a while now. Everything from opioids to Tylenol has “shown promise” against depression at some point or another.
Now, it’s aspirin’s turn in the spotlight. In the new study, seniors were given either aspirin or a placebo. And it did about as well as you’d expect.
In other words, it did NOTHING.
Well, it did nothing for the depression, that is. But it did do plenty of other unwanted things because aspirin is a known blood thinner.
But it doesn’t do the job gently like fish oil. It’s more like being a stabbing victim.
Because aspirin can cause gut bleeds, brain bleeds, and other forms of internal bleeding, ranging from the painful to the dangerous to the deadly.
Ultimate aspirin risk means proceed with caution
But those infamous bleeding risks PALE in comparison to what may be the BIGGEST red flag of all.
Because EVEN if aspirin delivered on some of those benefits… EVEN if you could see facing some bleeding risk to get a little bit of an edge on conditions such as depression… there’s another risk you need to know about.
It was revealed in a study published in 2018 in the world-famous New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found that over four years, patients taking aspirin had a HIGHER risk of death from ALL CAUSES.
That, my friend, should tell you everything you need to know about aspirin.
If you’re NOT on it, don’t start unless there’s a very specific reason for it, and you’ve had a conversation with your doctor and found there’s evidence it’ll help. For example, in some cases, after a heart attack or stroke, you and your doc may decide the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
If you ARE on aspirin already… DON’T quit!
There are risks to quitting suddenly. So talk to your doc about safely weaning yourself off the drug. And ask him about the best options for you based on your own health and risks.