Daily Aspirin Gets Another Backer, Despite Concerns
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations about using aspirin daily, and it's causing some controversy.By Katie Link | September 15, 2015
New recommendations from a federal group say an aspirin a day may help prevent colorectal cancer, strokes and heart attacks.
Not everyone is excited about the U.S. Preventative Task Force's suggestion, though. Even a low-dose of daily aspirin can lead to internal bleeding and other health complications.
In 2014 the FDA published a report saying it's not a good idea to use aspirin as the primary tool to prevent a heart attack or stroke. Studies show there's an increased risk of bleeding for long-term aspirin users. (Video via 5News)