New findings against low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes in ages 60+
New findings from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say people over the age of 60 should not start taking daily, low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular events like heart attacks or strokes.
Low-dose aspirin had been a popular prevention measure, but as more evidence has come in — its benefit has come into question.
The task force says taking a daily aspirin in that age group, has "no benefit," and increases a person’s risk of internal bleeding.
The report finds for adults 40 to 59, a daily aspirin may have a "small benefit."
Of course, it’s always best to consult your doctor before making any changes.