An aspirin a day may not be for everyone

By WEEK Producer

May 5, 2014 Updated May 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM CDT

Some people take aspirin to help prevent a second heart attack or stroke.

But the food and drug administration reminds consumers, an aspirin a day is not for everyone.

The FDA issued a "consumer update" saying aspirin should only be used in high-risk patients or secondary heart attack prevention.

Aspirin is a blood thinner and can lead to dangerous bleeding in the stomach or brain.

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