LAHORE: Speakers at a conference on Saturday stressed on the regular use of Aspirin, saying it could decrease the chances of heart attack by 32 per cent and that of paralysis by 30 per cent.
Pakistan Aspirin Foundation organised sixth National Conference on ‘Aspirin, New Antiplatelets and Antithrombotics’ at Fatima Jinnah Medical College on Saturday. President Pakistan Aspirin Foundation Prof Javed Akram presided over the conference hosted by principal FJMC Prof Fakhar Imam. The participants elected Prof Javed Akram for next term.
The speakers said that use of Aspirin was helpful in a number of diseases including high blood pressure and diabetes. They, however, said that people suffering from asthama, gastro and liver diseases should avoid taking Aspirin. Besides Prof Javed Akram and Prof Fakhar Imam, Prof Sadiq Hussain, Prof Mehmood Malik, Prof Akbar Ch, Prof Amer Zaman, Prof Shahbaz Qureshi, Prof Nadeem Hayat, Prof Bilal Zakriya, Prof Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab and Prof Maryam Malik addressed the conference.–Staff Reporter