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Aspirin can reduce asthma risk in women

March 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Women who take aspirin regularly can reduce their risk of asthma. That's the conclusion of Boston researchers who studied 37,000 women over a 10 year period.They found those who took a small dose of aspirin - 100 milligrams every other day - were 10 percent less likely to develop asthma than those given a placebo.

But women who were obese, according to the study published in the journal Thorax, received no benefit from the aspirin.

 

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