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...