New Aspirin Recommendations for Heart Disease & Colon Cancer Prevention

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: What do the new recommendations on aspirin mean for you?
Air Date: 9/15/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Keith Roach, MD
Keith-RoachDr. Keith Roach has been a practicing internist for over 20 years. Dr. Roach graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Dr. Roach now teaches and practices at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications, especially in disease prevention. Dr. Roach is one of the creators of the RealAge test, a web-based interactive tool that empowers people to learn which lifestyle choices, medical issues, and genetic characteristics are making them healthy and unhealthy, and how to improve them. Dr. Roach is Chief Medical Officer at Sharecare and has a nationally syndicated health column.
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New Aspirin Recommendations for Heart Disease & Colon Cancer Prevention
Internist Dr. Keith Roach of Weill-Cornell Medical College joins Dr. Darria to discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s new recommendations on aspirin.

The new guidelines suggest that some people who have never even suffered a heart attack should still take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke, as well as colon cancer, despite potential risks of deadly internal bleeding.

The USPSTF says adults in their 50s who have a 10 percent or greater risk of heart disease over the next 10 years should take a low-dose aspirin daily.

Listen in as Dr. Roach shares more information about these new recommendations.

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