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Oct 11, 2011

Aspirin intake is Related to Macular Degeneration

A study in Ophthalmology suggests that seniors who take aspirin to prevent heart disease may be at a greater risk for macular degeneration. The study showed that seniors who took aspirin daily were twice as likely to get late stage macular degeneration. The study consisted of 4,700 people over the age of 65 of many different ethnic backgrounds including Norwegian, Estonian, British, French, Italian, Greek and Spanish seniors.  Out of 839 seniors who took aspirin daily 36 or 4.3 percent had an advanced form of wet macular degeneration. The dry form of macular degeneration is not connected to aspirin use.
A healthy alternative for heart health would be norwegian fish oil. 

Deborah A. Wiancek, N.D.