Posts Tagged ‘dietandhealth’

What’s up with your gut? – ScienceDirect

December 1, 2019

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0262407918316592

Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It

September 30, 2019

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“The most widely used guidelines for using aspirin to prevent disease came out in 2016 from experts at the United States Preventive Services Task Force. They recommend the drug to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in many people aged 50 to 59 who have more than a 10 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke during the next 10 years. (That risk, based on age, blood pressure, cholesterol and others factors, can be estimated with an online calculator from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.)

For people 60 to 69 with the same risk level, the guidelines say it should be an individual decision whether to take aspirin.

But for people 70 and over, the guidelines say there’s not enough evidence to make any recommendation.”
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Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/health/aspirin-older-people-heart-attacks.html