How does low-dose aspirin work?

How does low-dose aspirin work
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You ever see those commercials suggesting people take a tiny dose of aspirin every day?

It’s an amount so small it doesn’t really work for pain relief, yet taking low-dose aspirin is fairly common, among those at risk for heart attacks or stroke.

Here’s why aspirin works in a baby-sized dose.

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