April 27, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new guidance stating that 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 accumulated its benefit has come into question. The task force concluded that initiating daily aspirin in adults 60 years or older has “no net benefit,” and increases a person’s risk of internal bleeding. (Articles here and here)