HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c54W
Sir Dudley Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what conclusions have been reached by his Department on the use of aspirin as preventive medicine for those who have suffered a heart attack and for those in the age categories where they are most vulnerable to such an attack; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

The use of aspirin in the prevention of heart attack is an area in which there have recently been some interesting research studies. Research is continuing,

The best preventive measures against heart disease continue to be lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking and changes in diet.