Daily Aspirin and Heart Disease, Colon Cancer Risk

aspirinThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that people in their 50s with a high risk of heart disease should take a low dose of aspirin daily to reduce the risk of heart disease and colon cancer.

The low dose of aspirin is typically taken to be 81 mg. However, aspirin must be used appropriately and judiciously to avoid the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

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