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Daily aspirin use is no longer recommended.

Daily use of low dose (baby) aspirin has been routinely recommended for older adults for heart disease prevention.

United States Preventative Services Task Force has now officially decided (based on studies published over three years ago) that there is basically no benefit for aspirin for preventing heart attack or stroke in older adults.

One of the studies they reviewed included almost 20,000 healthy people ages 70 or over. After 5 years of daily aspirin use there was no decrease in risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke versus not taking aspirin.

However, there was a 38% increase in risk of major bleeding for those taking aspirin, especially bleeding in the head and a significantly higher rate of death, and a higher rate of cancer-related death.

Grape Seed: Better Choice for Heart Disease Prevention.

6% reduction in high blood pressure levels in men with pre-hypertension.

Clinical study of 287 people with arterial plaques: grape seed group saw a 40% reduction in arterial plaque formation while control group increased almost 30%.

75% reduction in blood sugar levels –returned blood sugar to near normal level (animal model of diabetes).

10 point reduction in total cholesterol and 5 point reduction in oxidized LDL cholesterol levels in patients with mildly elevated cholesterol levels.

Mild anticoagulation effects –reduces risk of dangerous clots but does not impair normal function.

Dosage: 300-1,200 mg of OPCs from French grape seed. Or, combine with pomegranate, P-5-P, magnesium, and benfotiamine for superior heart health!

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