From Men’s Journal:
Millions of Americans pop a daily aspirin to help stave off a stroke or heart attack. This is a proven, doctor-recommended way to protect against a major cardiovascular event in people who already have heart disease or are at high risk.
What about everyone else?
According to a new study, 12 percent of people taking daily aspirin for heart protection are using the drug unnecessarily and therefore putting themselves at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding and brain bleeds, which, ironically, are a type of stroke.
In other words, if you don’t need it, don’t take it.