Study: Daily aspirin not helpful for low-risk heart patients
(FOX 11) - Do you take a daily aspirin thinking it may improve your health or protect you against serious health problems?
The American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association say there's no need for a daily low-dose aspirin, if you're not at high risk for heart disease.
The new guidelines were released on Sunday.
The studies done last year show that taking a daily low-dose aspirin 100 milligrams or less did not help older adults who do not have cardiovascular disease and may be a waste of money for healthy older adults, or raise risks of internal bleeding.
Doctors say they may still consider aspirin for certain older high-risk patients.