Researchers say drug has little benefit when taken by healthy people aged over 70

Millions of healthy people who take aspirin to ward off illness in old age are unlikely to benefit from the drug, a trial has found.

While a daily dose of the blood-thinning medicine can protect older people who have previously experienced heart attacks, strokes and angina, researchers found the drug did not extend the lifespan of healthy people over the age of 70.

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