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You knew it first aspirin & age-related macular degeneration by Christine O'Brien

You knew it first

Dear Reader,

You banned aspirin from your medicine cabinet ages ago. As Nutrition & Healing readers learned more and more about the dangers of the mainstream darling, they shouted a collective, "No more!" as the bottles rattled to the bottom of the trashcan.

And it wasn't a moment too soon, as more and more evidence rolls in about the dangers of taking that daily dose.

Still trying to convince your aspirin-taking friends that it's not such a good idea? Here's more fuel for your argument. A new study in the journal Opthamology shows that seniors who take aspirin daily are twice as likely to have late stage macular degeneration than people who never take it.

Not slightly more likely...TWICE as likely.

The researchers are saying that it's probably "not wise" to recommend aspirin to people who have age-related macular degeneration, over worries that the drug could somehow make the disorder, which is the leading cause of vision loss among people older than 60, worse.

What's that rattling sound I hear? Yes, I think another round of aspirin just found its way into the trash!

Yours in good health,

Christine O'Brien
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