Aspirin is known to help against heart disease, but it is equally likely to cause bleeding. Photo: Alamy

The pros and cons of a daily aspirin: good for heart disease but it raises risk of internal bleeding

  • Aspirin thins the blood, which helps against heart disease, but can exacerbate bleeding in the brain, stomach and intestines
  • The pros are cancelled out by the cons, according to a recent review of studies
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Aspirin is known to help against heart disease, but it is equally likely to cause bleeding. Photo: Alamy
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