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Aspirin Use In Seniors Associated With Increased Wet AMD Risk.


Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/3, Grens) reports that according to a study Share to FacebookShare to Twitter published in the journal Ophthalmology, people over the age of 65 who take aspirin twice a day may be twice as likely to suffer from late-stage wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) than seniors who do not take aspirin so often or at all. After examining data on some 4,700 seniors from all over Europe, researchers found that approximately four of every 100 people who used aspirin each day had wet AMD, compared to just two out of every 100 people who took aspirin much less frequently.