Panel: Most Adults Shouldn’t Take Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attack, Strokes

A medical panel says most Americans shouldn’t take aspirin to prevent first heart attacks or strokes.

That word from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force applies to individuals 60 and up.

An estimated 29-million Americans take an 80-milligram aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks or strokes, even if they’ve never had one.

The influential panel is now recommending daily low-dose aspirin for adults in their 40s and 50s only if their doctors determine they’re at increased risk for heart disease.