Daily aspirin ‘fails to reduce’ falls and fractures in elderly

In fact, daily low-dose aspirin increases the odds of a serious fall requiring hospitalisation, a study shows

Daily low-dose aspirin does not protect against fractures and falls in the elderly, according to an Australian study of primary care patients. 

Compared with placebo, older adults taking 100mg aspirin once daily had a 17% higher risk of serious falls requiring hospitalisation, reported Monash University-led researchers.