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Low dose aspirin was not effective in reducing the composite outcome of cardiovascular death, nonfatal stroke, or nonfatal myocardial infarction in this cohort of Japanese patients over 60 years of age with cardiovascular risk factors.

Comment: There is some evidence that aspirin may reduce the risk of other serious health conditions, including cancer, so the final word is not in regarding the use of aspirin in primary prevention.

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