I wonder if fish oil might have the same effect. My doc said that in the doses I’m taking, 6-8 grams daily, it has a blood thinning effect and to watch taking a lot of aspirin at the same time.[/quote]
I have not seen studies saying this, however I have been out of family practice for a couple of years now. [/quote]
made me look it up…
“There is evidence from multiple studies supporting intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques (“hardening of the arteries”), and lowers blood pressure slightly. However, high doses may have harmful effects, such as an increased risk of bleeding.”[/quote]
Interesting read. The only thing I will say is that you really cant go real high dose cause you will be shoting liquid out your backside. In the 30-40 year age group I would say stick with the fish oil and leave the ASA for the over 50 crowd. Again unless you have a father, grandfather die at a young age from a heart attack.
Oh I’m with you on that. I’d rather stick to my 6-8 grams of fish oil and not do aspirin on a daily basis.