U.S. Task Force Issues New Recommendations for Daily Aspirin

The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force finalized its guidelines on the use of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer. The task force now recommends that people between the ages of 50-59 who are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and do not have an elevated risk of bleeding should consider low- dose aspirin for the primary prevention of both CVD and colorectal cancer. For adults 60-69 the decision to start on a low-dose aspirin regimen should be made on a case-by-case basis. (Source: USPSTF publishes recommendation on taking aspirin to prevent heart attack, stroke, and colorectal cancer. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016.)
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