Well, you might want to stop taking it now because a study released recently shows that small, daily doses of aspirin might do more harm than good for healthy seniors.
"The increase in cancer deaths in study participants in the aspirin group was surprising, given prior studies suggesting aspirin use improved cancer outcomes", Dr. Leslie Ford, associate director for clinical research in the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention, said. However, the higher death rate was due to more cancer deaths in the aspirin group, which could have been due to chance, the researchers said.
But internal bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke, bleeding in the brain, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other bleeding) was found in 3.8% of patients taking aspirin versus 2.7% of those taking a placebo.
The ASPREE (Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) trial found an aspirin a day did not prolong life free of disability, or significantly reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke among participants - "with little difference found between the placebo and aspirin groups".
However, there's not been enough medical evidence to say whether aspirin would help elderly folks, the USPSTF says.
The study also discovered an increase in deaths from cancer, although the researchers think this needs further investigation as it goes against current findings in the field.
But for older, healthy people, "the risks outweigh the benefits for taking low-dose aspirin", Murray says. "But for the people who decide to take aspirin just off their own bat, this research has cast some doubt over whether it is a good idea".
The study was coordinated at 34 sites in the USA and 16 in Australia.
Significant bleeding-a known risk of regular aspirin use-was also measured. As per recommendations by the Preventive Services Task Force, the individual should have at least a 10 percent risk of suffering a heart attack.
Their health was re-examined after around five years.
For years, most people who have suffered a heart attack or stroke have been encouraged to take an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away. "The concern has been uncertainty about whether aspirin is beneficial for otherwise healthy older people without those conditions". Among the people randomly assigned to take aspirin, 90.3 percent remained alive at the end of the treatment without persistent physical disability or dementia, compared with 90.5 percent of those taking a placebo. ASPREE has provided this answer.
Aspirin has always been recommended for middle-aged folks with a history of heart disease, to prevent future heart attacks or strokes. Also, the rates of physical disability dementia were similar in both groups.
ROB STEIN, BYLINE: Aspirin has gotten the reputation as kind of a wonder drug. However, more research was needed to investigate its use more thoroughly. He cautioned that the results do not apply to those with existing conditions such as a previous heart attack, angina or stroke, where aspirin is recommended as a valuable preventive drug.
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