Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

April 24, 2015 1:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin mainly to prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But many others who haven't had a heart problem also take aspirin regularly, researchers found.

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