Task Force Recommends Daily Aspirin for Some Individuals at High Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Monday published draft guidelines recommending a daily, low-dose aspirin regimen for certain individuals with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. According to the task force, men and women between 50 and 59 years old should take aspirin daily to help prevent heart attack and stroke. In addition, the draft guidelines suggested that a daily aspirin can help prevent colorectal cancer if taken for at least 10 years.
- "Panel Recommends Low-Dose Aspirin for People Ages 50 to 69" (Burton, Wall Street Journal, 9/14).