Contrary to popular belief, taking a low-dose of aspirin daily does not reduce the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Researchers found no difference between older people who took aspirin and those who took a placebo in the risk of developing MCI, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease.
Bereavement is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. However, a low daily dose of a beta-blocker combined with aspirin can help to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Aspirin is as effective and safe as other, more expensive medications to treat migraines. Higher doses of aspirin can help reduce acute symptoms during the onset of a migraine attack, and lower dose aspirin could be a possible preventive option.
Salicylic acid, a breakdown product of aspirin, appears to bind to an enzyme that plays a major role in a number of neurodegenerative diseases.