Randomised trial of prophylactic daily aspirin in British male doctors.

  title={Randomised trial of prophylactic daily aspirin in British male doctors.},
  author={Richard Peto and Robert I. Gray and Rory Collins and Keith Wheatley and Charles H. Hennekens and Konrad Jamrozik and Charles Warlow and Brian J. Hafner and Elizabeth Thompson and Susan Norton},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={296 6618},
A six year randomised trial was conducted among 5139 apparently healthy male doctors to see whether 500 mg aspirin daily would reduce the incidence of and mortality from stroke, myocardial infarction, or other vascular conditions. Though total mortality was 10% lower in the treated than control group, this difference was not statistically significant and chiefly involved diseases other than stroke or myocardial infarction. Likewise, there was no significant difference in the incidence of non… CONTINUE READING
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