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¿Es el nuevo consejo sobre la aspirina una inversión médica o simplemente una ciencia?

Is the New Aspirin Advice a Medical Flip-Flop, or Just Science?

Blog post# 46

Medical reversals about menopause hormones, knee surgery and vitamins over the years have left patients confused. But doctors say these pivots often are good medicine. *

-When it comes to preventive health, few tenets are as entrenched as daily aspirin. For more than 30 years, many people have relied on the pain reliever for added protection against a first heart attack or stroke.

-So it came as a shock to many this month when an influential expert panel, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, seemed to reverse decades of medical practice, announcing that daily low-dose aspirin should no longer be automatically recommended in middle age to prevent heart attack.

“It was almost like a vitamin to some people,” said Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, Calif.

At a time when many people already feel whipsawed by shifting pandemic advice (on masks, viral transmission and booster shots), the new aspirin recommendations left some shaking their heads.

My 2 cents opinion:
(Science is not meant to be like sacred writing that is impermeable to change. The very definition of the word science implies that it is just a methodical way to explore the unknown. Scientific information changes as research continues. I was never an aspirin a day person. I know the power of pharmaceuticals. They have the power to influence doctors and the public to buy their product. They also have the money to pay for its own biased scientific research articles that favor their product. It is good news that daily aspirin consumption is getting deserved attention. There is nothing nutritional about aspirin. “While daily aspirin can lower risk of heart attack or stroke, it can also increase risk for internal bleeding. Although the absolute risk of a bleeding event is relatively low, the risk increases with age.”) (La ciencia no está destinada a ser como una escritura sagrada que sea impermeable al cambio. La propia definición de la palabra ciencia implica que es solo una forma metódica de explorar lo desconocido. La información científica cambia a medida que avanza la investigación. Nunca fui una persona de “aspirina díaria””. Conozco el poder de los productos farmacéuticos. Tienen el poder de influir en los médicos y el público para que compren su producto. También tienen el dinero para pagar sus propios artículos de investigación científica sesgados que favorecen su producto. Es una buena noticia que el consumo diario de aspirina esté recibiendo una atención merecida. No hay nada nutricional en la aspirina. “Si bien la aspirina diaria puede reducir el riesgo de ataque cardíaco o accidente cerebrovascular, también puede aumentar el riesgo de hemorragia interna. Aunque el riesgo absoluto de hemorragia es relativamente bajo, el riesgo aumenta con la edad “.)

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