Aspirin may lower stroke risk

The risk of stroke associated with high trans fat intake is lower among women taking aspirin, a study shows.

The risk of stroke among post-menopausal women with the highest trans fat intake was 66% higher than the risk of stroke among women with the lowest intake. However, no association was found between trans fat intake and stroke risk in women who took aspirin over an extended period of time.

Aspirin is thought to reduce the risk of stroke due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet clumping properties.

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