Although daily aspirin intake has long been recommended to maintain heart health, an independent panel of experts on prevention says the order is wrong. NBC News.
According to a study by the U.S. Prevention Services Task Force, most adults should not take aspirin to prevent their first heart attack or stroke, while the drug is recommended for people over 50, but there is a higher risk of hemorrhoids.
The doctor recommends that people between the ages of 40 and 50 reduce their risk of bleeding only if the doctor determines that they are more likely to develop heart disease. However, people over the age of 60 are advised not to start taking aspirin for prevention.
This study does not apply to those who have already had a heart attack or stroke, and it is still recommended for them.
Heart disease deaths are the most common in the United States, where despite the lack of history, 29 million adults take aspirin daily to prevent the disease.
Aspirin has an anticoagulant effect, which means it helps prevent blood clots from forming, which can lead to heart attack or stroke.