(CNN) – Take aspirin or do not take it?
This is the question many people have regarding the health of their hearts. An aspirin a day has long been considered a sage advice in preventing or preventing a heart attack or stroke.
However, according to new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, the benefits may not outweigh the risks, for older people with no history of heart disease.
According to the author of the study, a healthy lifestyle associated with the control of blood pressure and cholesterol are the best preventatives.
Low dose daily aspirin may increase the risk of internal bleeding and premature death.
One of the co-chairs of the study says that daily aspirin regimens can benefit seniors with a history of heart disease who have difficulty lowering their cholesterol.
As always, there is no universal rule. Each patient should work with their doctor to determine the appropriate prevention plan.