Exactly! Detection of inflammatory markers when disease is present is consequence, not a cause, of disease. It is also correct that recommendations about taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke are changing in light of recent studies showing that there is a greater risk of bleeding ulcers and other bleeding disorders with chronic aspirin use than there is a risk of heart attack or stroke due to a blood clot.
People with known risks of clotting problems who take anticoagulants should be evaluated for risk of peptic ulcers before starting treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed...irin%20therapy