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Aspirin is far more dangerous than Vitamin E
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    Sayer Ji is offline New Member
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    Default Aspirin is far more dangerous than Vitamin E

    Each year, use of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) accounts for an estimated 7,600 deaths and 76,000 hospitalizations in the United States. ("Unnecessary Prescribing of NSAIDs and the Management of NSAID-Related Gastropathy in Medical Practice," Annals of Internal Medicine (Washington, DC: American College of Physicians, 1997), September 15, 1997, 127:429-438). Aspirin, like most drugs within the toximolecular arsenal, involves administering sublethal dosages of a poisonous substance to suppress surface symptoms. I think the primarly reason why doctors recommend aspirin over vitamin E is because its found in a pharmacy; its not the vitamin E, folks, because pharmacies normally don't even sell the natural form (that is, having D-Alpha, and not DL-Alpha tocopherols).

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    circle_of_willis is offline New Member
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    You cite a nearly 10 year old article about complications from aspirin and NSAIDs. Do you not think practices change?
    I assume you're touting vitamin E as a supplement for cardiac disease. However, numerous studies have found vitamin E (and other antioxidants) do not affect heart attack or stroke rates. Aspirin DOES!
    If you compare the current complication rates to the number of people needed to treat to prevent one heart attack, you'll find the benefits of daily aspirin far outweigh the risks.
    Your reasoning why physicians recommend aspirin instead of vitamin E is preposterous. Research supports aspirin, not vitamin E. Physicians make no money by recommending either and don't care if either can be easily found in a pharmacy.
    Your leaning toward alt med is evident by your tired accusation that physicians only treat symptoms instead of the cause. Riiiight. And your apparent approach would be to tell someone to swallow vitamin E (is heart disease a vitamin E deficiency??) based on no research instead of aspirin which has a ton of supportive research.

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