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Tag Results for "Preventing Heart Disease"

Study: Aspirin’s Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat

Aspirin's ability to prevent potentially deadly blood clots may be hindered by elevated levels of fatty acids in the bloodstream, a new study suggests. It's common for doctors to prescribe aspirin as a blood thinner for patients at high risk of a heart attack. Aspirin inhibits the activity of the COX-1 enzyme, which plays a role in blood clot formation. continue reading »