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U.S. task force narrows recommendation for aspirin use

(Reuters Health) People between the ages of 50 and 59 years at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke should take daily low-dose aspirin, according to proposed, narrower recommendations from a U.S.-backed panel of independent medical experts.
In addition to preventing heart attacks and strokes, those people may reduce their risk of colon cancer if they take aspirin for at least 10 years, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF.
The proposal is narrower than the group's previous recommendations, which separated guidelines by sex and also recommended the drug for people outside ages 50 to 59.
The changes are based on the inclusion of colon cancer risk into the recommendation and the addition of four clinical trials on the use of aspirin since 2009.
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