NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Bazell) Study results reported claiming aspirin significantly reduces heart attack incidence among participants. United States heart attack statistics discussed. Health officials quoted regarding aspirin study. [Yale Univ. Dr. Lawrence COHEN - comments on heart attack prevention.] Study participant Dr. Bernard Cabacau featured; details given, scenes shown. Study results illustration Aspirin noted causing intestinal bleeding and increase stroke risks in some cases. [COHEN - urges individual doctors to make decisions regarding patients.] Aspirin's pain relief history detailed. Doctors reported asserting smoking, high cholesterol levels &high blood pressure increase heart attack risks. Researchers quoted regarding aspirin and other risk factors.