'Wonder drug' may triple blindness risk if you're over the hill1/22/2013
Taking a regular dose of aspirin might protect your ticker, but mounting evidence suggests that the "wonder drug" triples your chances of going blind. Australian scientists followed nearly 2,400 people ages 49 and up, collecting data for 15 years. They found that nearly 10 percent of regular aspirin-takers developed an irreversible condition that leads to blindness called age-related macular degeneration. Researchers defined "regular" dosage as just one tablet a week. Don't clear out your medicine cabinet yet: Docs still say taking a heart-protecting dose trumps the possible risk to your vision. [Source]
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