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Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?
Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?

Talk about pill fatigue: A new study says 1 in 3 adults would risk a shorter life span rather than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease. The research, which was published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Assn. journal, found that a large number of people were willing to forfeit between one week and two years of life just to avoid popping a daily med, such as a statin, antihypertensive or aspirin. The study was based on an Internet survey of 1,000 adults over 30, and is perhaps the largest ever to quantify the effect of daily pill-taking on a person's quality of life, according to study authors. "What we were...

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