Studies question cardiac benefits of low-dose aspirin, vitamins

11/10/2008 | Yahoo!

Two studies show low-dose aspirin and vitamins E and C don't significantly protect certain patients from cardiac events. A study of more than 2,500 Japanese diabetics shows a daily aspirin regimen resulted in only a slight reduction in risk but did reduce combined fatal coronary and cerebrovascular events. A separate, eight-year study of more than 14,000 U.S. male physicians found vitamins E and C had no affect on the incidence of major cardiovascular events or death.

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