Navigation Links
Can aspirin prolong a healthy life?
Date:7/7/2010

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Wednesday, July 7, 2010 In an effort to extend the length of a disability-free life for older adults, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are partnering with colleagues from across the US and Australia in the largest international trial ever sponsored by the US National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) study aims to assess whether aspirin can not only prolong life, but a life free of physical disability and/or dementia for healthy older people.

According to Jamehl Demons, M.D., an assistant professor of geriatric medicine and an ASPREE investigator from Wake Forest Baptist, "We have, through technology, been able to prolong life but not necessarily function in our seniors. This study will allow us to look at a possible mechanism for maintaining functional independence. The population of age 70+ is such a vulnerable one for functional decline; this is the perfect group to target for interventions such as aspirin."

While it is known that aspirin prevents heart attacks and strokes in people with established heart disease benefits which clearly outweigh any risks associated with aspirin, such as bleeding the role of aspirin in people without a history of cardiovascular disease is less certain.

"In the US, Australia and elsewhere, people are living longer so identifying treatments to prolong life free of physical disability and memory problems is increasingly important," said ASPREE investigator Anne Murray, M.D., MSc, an epidemiologist and geriatrician, and associate professor of medicine and geriatrics at the University of Minnesota. "Aspirin is a potentially useful drug as it is cheap and widely available."

To date, very little information is available about the overall effects of aspirin in older adults, because most trials focus on middle-aged people. The ASPREE study, for the first time, will determine whether the p
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jguenzel@wfubmc.edu
336-716-3487
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
2. Cardiologists Comment on Aspirin Versus Resveratrol
3. Aspirin Alone Works Best to Prevent Clots a Year After Stenting
4. Aspirin May Increase Risk of Crohns Disease
5. Experts Advise At-Risk Diabetics to Begin Daily Aspirin Later
6. Aspirin recommendations changed for many younger diabetic patients
7. Kidney removal does not prolong the lives of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer
8. New treatment approach to rare cancer results in prolonged survival
9. Say “I Love You” From Head to Toe with a Gift That's Healthy and Soothes Away Stress this Valentine's Day
10. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
11. Cigars, Pipes No Healthy Alternative to Cigarettes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Smile Brands ... providers of business support services to dental groups in ... an affiliated Castle Dental office in Hendersonville, ... Hendersonville, TN 37075, this new Castle Dental office provides ... receive the latest in comprehensive, quality dental care. Hendersonville ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 In light of ... number 1:15-cv-10429, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; and ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania), the San Diego personal injury ... A.P.C. are announcing that they are available to investigate ... women who were prescribed Zofran while pregnant and who ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, who served ... and has trained over 6500 surgeons through these ... based medicine (EBM), that is, the optimization of decision ... "We often hear from rhinoplasty surgeons who ... certainly not trying to stifle these discussions, we do ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Florida Hospital teamed up with ABC Action ... campaign and live Dr. Oz event, which took place at ... than a thousand people came out to see Dr. Mehmet ... The world renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and Emmy award winning talk ... a panel of experts for the live health expo. Florida ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Behavioral ... consulting firm, announced the release of BathroomMap® , ... to increase access to public restrooms for travelers, especially ... bathroom apps, BathroomMap does not facilitate a paid, social ... to identify and rate local establishments that have clean, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 2Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 3Health News:The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. Announces That It Is Now Accepting Case Reviews for Potential Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits 2Health News:Dr. Rod Rohrich Explores Evidence Based Innovations and Safety at the 32nd Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Florida Hospital Welcome Dr. Oz to Tampa and Invites the Community to Attend Educational Seminars Hosted by Florida Hospital Physicians 2Health News:Florida Hospital Welcome Dr. Oz to Tampa and Invites the Community to Attend Educational Seminars Hosted by Florida Hospital Physicians 3Health News:New Bathroom Finder App, BathroomMap®, Helps People with Medical Needs Who Urgently Need a Bathroom When Traveling 2Health News:New Bathroom Finder App, BathroomMap®, Helps People with Medical Needs Who Urgently Need a Bathroom When Traveling 3
... on genetic puzzle to try to save the mammals , ... better understanding of an outbreak of cancerous tumors that is ... report. , Devil facial tumor disease, a kind of cancer ... physical contact, is one of only two types of cancer ...
... unavoidable, expert says , THURSDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- ... among the elderly. , The notion is drawn from a ... the activities of over 1,000 physically active men and women ... , Those who spent time volunteering were less likely to ...
... ... Marketing. We,ve seen a restaurant chain launched promotion that sold out in 90 minutes using ... ... of 2009 and closed, there were a handful that took the path less beaten and ...
... , WARMINSTER, Pa., Dec. 31 ... company, reports brisk sales for its recently launched, New Year,s ... for home gardeners who want to make New Year,s resolutions and ... giant seedpack contains varieties of vegetables and flowers to help lose ...
... , , WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 ... Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ... historic step for health when it becomes the first major ... all restaurants and bars. This new law will protect ...
... with not just more but sicker residents, , THURSDAY, Dec. ... say the nation,s health-care system is not prepared to deal ... the 78-million-strong baby-boom generation are about to turn 65. And ... older than 65 will double, according to a report on ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Clues to Cancer That Could Wipe Out Tasmanian Devils 2Health News:Volunteering May Keep Elderly Stronger 2Health News:Volunteering May Keep Elderly Stronger 3Health News:Small Businesses In Singapore Outmarkets & Outperforms Bigger Players in Tough Economy With Online Marketing 2Health News:New Year's Resolution Garden Growing Sales for Burpee 2Health News:North Carolina Goes Smoke-Free on Jan. 2 in Historic Step for Health 2Health News:North Carolina Goes Smoke-Free on Jan. 2 in Historic Step for Health 3Health News:As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change 2Health News:As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change 3
(Date:3/26/2015)... OAK, Mich. , March 26, 2015 ... have performed the Midwest,s first commercial implant of ... Administration for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The Watchman ... long-term use of blood-thinning warfarin medication to reduce the ... most common heart rhythm disorder affecting more than 5 ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 When ... by their existing PACS vendor their system would ... determined that they needed a better structured solution ... selected Avreo interWORKS due to its interface capabilities ... meaningful use standards through to the hospital,s radiology ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... DALLAS , March 26, 2015  CCS ... of home medical supplies for patients with chronic ... President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23.  ... second-largest telehealth company, where he was President of ... Carson was President and Executive Vice President of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak among first to offer alternative to blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation 2Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak among first to offer alternative to blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation 3Clinch Memorial Hospital Modernizes Workflow with Avreo interWORKS 2CCS Medical Team Hires Industry Operator Rodney Carson as CEO 2
... Calif., Aug. 31 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ... today financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ... fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, Accuray reported total revenue of ... of fiscal 2009 total revenue of $58.8 million. For the ...
... 31 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is ... the Coronary Stent Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0203108/All-Change-in-the-Coronary-Stent-Market.html ... the prospects for key stent sectors Evaluate how ... and split in major regions and technology sectors ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Accuray Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 2Accuray Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 3Accuray Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 4Accuray Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 5Accuray Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 6Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 2Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 3Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 4Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 5Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 6Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 7Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 8Reportlinker Adds All Change in the Coronary Stent Market 9
The XT-2000i is a compact, high performance, automated hematology analyzer that provides accurate and precise CBC result including a fully automated WBC 5-part differential, and comprehensive test re...
The SE-9000 automated hematology analyzer provides accurate and precise CBC result including a fully automated WBC 5-part differential, and comprehensive test results for enhanced screening ability....
Ac.T 5diff CP allows quick and direct access to a closed sample tubea feature that reduces manual sample handling, saves time and enhances safety by eliminating operators exposure to biohazards....
The XE-2100 automated hematology analyzer features new hematology parameters as NRBC, IRF, and HPC that offer valuable and accurate clinical information....
Medicine Products: