This extraordinary discovery was based on analysis of 66 medical papers, some of which date back to 1964. As the reaction was known 40 years ago, the wonder is that aspirin was crowned a wonder drug in the first place.
While on the subject of aspirin, a new study has found that many people who regularly take the drug still suffer heart problems. This phenomenon has given birth to a new condition: aspirin resistance. No chance that the drug doesn't actually offer protection, then?