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Correction: Aspirin-Heart Attacks story

In a story Aug. 26, The Associated Press erroneously summarized the results of medical studies on the use of daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. The studies suggest it's not worth the risks for people without known heart disease — not that risks don't outweigh benefits.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

New studies find most people won't benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin or fish oil supplements to prevent a first heart attack or stroke

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE

AP Chief Medical Writer

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to...