Aspirin Intake Falls Short in Women

Published Online: Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Aspirin use is down among women with diabetes, according to a study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine (December 13, 2004). The study found that in adult patients with diabetes who do not have cardiovascular disease, 42% of men and 34% of women take aspirin regularly. Researchers at Northwestern University offered several explanations for low aspirin use among women. For example, physicians may not counsel women with diabetes to take aspirin if the physicians underestimate the women's risk for cardiovascular disease events. One of the investigators said, "However, even though women are at lower risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease than men, diabetes greatly reduces this female advantage."



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