Older adults with high cholesterol or high blood pressure have been told to take a daily low-dose of aspirin to prevent strokes and heart attacks, but the influential US Preventative Services Task Force has drafted a new guidance on who should take daily low-dose aspirin. It recommends a daily low-dose aspirin only for adults who have already suffered from a stroke or a heart attack. Individuals in their 60s or older can have serious adverse effects from the daily medication, like bleeding in the gastrointestinal tracts. And those risks outweigh the potential benefits.
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