http://health.usnews.com/articles/h...s-revise-guidelines-on-daily-aspirin-for.html..The recommendations, published in the March 17 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, state:
Men aged 45 to 79 with heart risk factors should take aspirin if the preventive benefits outweigh the risk of bleeding.
At-risk women aged 55 to 79 should take aspirin if the odds of reducing a first ischemic stroke outweigh the chance of bleeding.
Men under the age of 45 and women under 55 who have never had a heart attack or stroke should not take aspirin for prevention.
At this time, it isn't clear whether patients aged 80 and older should take aspirin.
The task force emphasized that the recommendations only apply to people who have never had a heart attack or stroke.
According to one report, most experts think that a baby aspirin will do.
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