Study: Low-dose aspirin raises risk of brain bleeds for those without heart risk

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Study: Low-dose aspirin raises risk of brain bleeds for those without heart risk
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Study: Low-dose aspirin raises risk of brain bleeds for those without heart risk - Rick Williams reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on May 13, 2019.

A new study published in JAMA Neurology raises more concerns about the bleeding risk of low-dose aspirin.

It found more brain bleeds in people who took aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke, but who didn't have a history of those conditions.

People also from Asian backgrounds and those with a body mass index under 25 had the highest risk.

Earlier this year, heart experts said people with no previous strokes or heart attacks should NOT take low-dose aspirin because of the risk of internal bleeding.