UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – An international team of researchers has conducted a new study on the effects of aspirin, the results of which have shown that it is useful to take acetylsalicylic acid in certain circumstances of life.
Aspirin has a benefit that has been so far underestimated: that of avoiding people who have just lost their loved ones to have a heart attack, said researchers, according to the scientific journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
22 people took part in this study, 10 of which had lost their spouse in the previous month. The specialists arbitrarily selected 11 participants and gave them for 10 days the usual dose of aspirin prescribed to prevent heart attack, 81 mg. The other 11 took a placebo.
It turned out that the blood pressure of people who took aspirin was lower than that of guinea pigs of the other group. In addition, five participants in the study, who lost loved ones, had less severe symptoms of depression and physiological stress responses.
According to the review, within 24 hours of losing a loved one, the risk of heart attack increases more than 20-fold because of higher blood pressure due to stress.