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Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended to Prevent Heart Attacks in Older Adults

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Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended to Prevent Heart Attacks in Older Adults For years, doctors recommended a daily dose of 75-100 milligrams of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular problems. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association reversed that recommendation on Sunday. A new clinical trial found that taking low-dose aspirin daily had no effect on healthy, elderly people. The results suggested that aspirin could actually be linked to major hemorrhages. Dr. Roger Blumenthal, John Hopkins cardiologist,
via statement Dr. Roger Blumenthal, via statement Only people with a high risk of cardiovascular disease should continue taking aspirin daily. According to the American Heart Association, the best ways to prevent cardiovascular disease are
regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco and eating a diet rich
in vegetables.

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