Washington: Daily low dose aspirin could slow the decline in brain power among elderly women at high risk of heart disease, a new study has suggested.The researchers based their findings on 681 women between the ages of 70 and 92, 601 of whom were at high risk of heart disease and stroke, defined as a 10 percent or greater risk on a validated risk scale.All the women were subjected to a battery of tests to measure their physical health and intellectual capacity, including verbal fluency and memory speed, and dementia in 2000-1.Their health was tracked over a period of five years, at the end of which the intellectual capacity of 489 women was assessed again.
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