Before you go out and swap your breath mints for an aspirin, it is important to know that the recent recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that has been making the rounds abuzz isn’t as simple as the headlines make it seem.
Dr. Robert A. Kloner, director of cardiovascular research and vice president of translation at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes was quoted as saying, “It’s very important to point out [the USPSTF is] not saying everyone should be on aspirin …They’re saying people ages 50 to 59, who have an increased risk of heart disease, should take a daily low-dose aspirin. So you’re looking at a certain age group, first of all.”
Taking Aspirin, even in low doses may not be suitable for everyone, and in some cases in can do more harm than good.
“Some people are allergic to it, and… some people are prone to bleed,” Dr. Kloner explains. “And so if you have a history of bleeding ulcers or other bleeding problems, then you are probably not going to be a candidate for aspirin.”
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All Credit: Amy Capetta, DR. OZ – The Good Life. “Don’t Make Aspirin Part of Your Daily Routine Just Yet” September 2015.