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From Canada:

How about using natural methods such as Vitamin E or Primrose Oil instead of aspirin to protect from heart attacks and strokes? These are natural remedies that will give you the same results as aspirin without the adverse effects.


Aspirin has been thoroughly studied, and is recommended by many authorities (including the American Diabetes Association) to help decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Although aspirin does have side effects, for many adults with or without diabetes it should be considered as an appropriate, and relatively safe, therapy.

Vitamin E and Primrose Oil have not, as far as I am aware, been well-studied for prevention of heart attack and stroke.

And aspirin is "natural," for what that's worth: it's a plant derivative.


Original posting 10 Dec 97


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