Causal relationship not yet established, but is plausible
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The typical heart in aquatic invertebrate animals such as clams, oysters, and mussels has many strong similarities to the human heart. The Arctica islandica, or ocean quahog, is the longest-living, non-colony-dwelling animal ever identified; so far, the oldest identified specimen survived to age 508 (age is identified by counting shell growth rings).
“When we see something that surprises us and flies in the face of what is understood, it requires another look — maybe a different cohort, larger numbers, longer follow-up,”
Surprised? As long as we continue to focus on pharmaceuticals as the answer, no one should be surprised.
More on the aspirin debate.
Read this article before you order that triple stack cheeseburger with a side of drug eluding stents.
Or go ahead and order that triple stack cheeseburger and be confused along with the rest of us.