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Panel backs low-dose aspirin for certain older adults to prevent heart attacks, maybe cancer

 


WASHINGTON — A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke — and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft guidelines Monday recommending aspirin only if people meet a strict list of criteria — including a high risk of heart disease and a low risk of bleeding side effects.

http://www.startribune.com/panel-backs-low-dose-aspirin-for-certain-people-in-50s-60s/327538521/

 

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