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How can aspirin ease inflammation?

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Aspirin blocks an enzyme called cyclooxygenase. That makes your body less likely to produce chemicals that can help cause inflammation. That may help your heart, since plaque may be more likely to cause a heart attack or stroke if it’s inflamed.

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. 

The American Heart Association. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. 

The American Heart Association. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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