"Heart attacks have a high risk of death, so the question is: Is it worth the possible increase in [risk for] age-related macular degeneration, compared to the risk of getting a heart attack?" said lead researcher Dr. Barbara Klein, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Klein said the data from her study does not suggest that people should stop taking aspirin for preventing heart attack.
For more information on aspirin and heart disease, visit the American Heart Association.
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