I listened with mounting disquiet to a report on 5 Live Breakfast on whether taking an aspirin a day lessens the risk of a heart attack or a stroke. According to a new report it can do more harm than good if you're someone like me with no family history of heart problems. And yet my GP prescribes me an aspirin a day to counter the effects of diabetes.
The new report says that taking an aspirin a day can cause internal bleeding. It echoes the findings of another study by British scientists earlier this year.
The author of this new study, Dr Iheanacho, advises GPs to stop giving aspirin to diabetics.
So, do I listen to my GP or to Dr Iheanacho?