Old habits die hard. Despite evidence of any real benefits and new guidelines by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) not to do so, millions of U.S. adults are still be taking daily aspirin. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), despite the announcement last year about a clinical trial of more than 19,000 people ages 65 and older in the U.S. and Australia that found aspirin offered few benefits for healthy older adults and might even raise their risk of bleeding and early death, it turns out, a lot of people are still using it. The so-called ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) Study found that a daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults didn’t prolong life or help prevent heart disease, physical disability, dementia, or stroke, and that aspirin doesn’t have the same benefits for healthy older adults as […]