Fake Medicine – LewRockwell

In a short span of a few days both baby aspirin and anti-cholesterol statin drugs, upon which modern medicine has relied for decades, were shown in human clinical studies to be of worthless value in preventing heart attacks and heart disease.

The aspirin study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, conducted among 19,000 healthy adults over a period of 5 years, found the risk of death from any cause was 12.7 events per 1000 person-years for aspirin users and 11.1 events for those taking an inactive placebo pill.  Cancer was the major contributor to higher mortality (1.6 excess deaths/1000 patient years) among aspirin users, which was unexpected because prior studies showed opposite effect.

This author’s comment is that baby aspirin (81-100 mg) is not sufficient dose of acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, to promote health.  A full-size aspirin tablet provides 325 mg of acetylsalicylic acid.  Aspirin works by inducing a small loss of blood in the digestive tract, a direct way of reducing iron load similar to blood letting.  A 325 mg aspirin tablet induces a 1-2 milliliter loss of blood daily.  Since red blood cells carrying most of the iron in the body, bleeding results in reduction of iron load that can with chronic aspirin use result in anemia.  Various studies reveal low-dose aspirin does not increase the risk for anemia, meaning that it doesn’t effectively induce blood loss that controls iron load.  That is why full-size aspirin tablets increase mortality because they can induce bleeding gastric ulcers that can be life threatening.  Some critics of aspirin therapy claim it represents disease substitution rather than disease prevention.  The Iron Disorders Institute reports that…

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