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USPSTF Backs Aspirin for CVD, Colon Cancer Prevention

(MedPage Today) Low-dose aspirin was recommended for primary prevention of both cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer for 50- to 59-year-olds by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
The draft recommendation applied to only people at 10% or greater 10-year cardiovascular disease risk who aren't at increased risk for bleeding and who are willing to take low-dose aspirin daily for at least 10 years and expect to live that long.
For people ages 60 to 69, those at greater than 10% 10-year cardiovascular disease risk might get a small net benefit but should consider use on an individual basis, the USPSTF group suggested, giving it a "C" recommendation.
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