The myth of taking a daily aspirin

Austin (KXAN)- You may have heard that taking a daily aspirin could help you avoid a heart attack. New studies show that may not necessarily be true.

The Food and Drug Administration said that there is little evidence to support the benefit of a daily aspirin in people who have never had a heart attack. Issues like internal bleeding in the stomach occur far too often for it to be a good idea.

Dr. Stanley Wang, a clinical cardiologist with the Heart Hospital of Austin explained to Erin Cargile what this new information means. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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