Certain adults at increased risk for cardiovascular disease should take low-dose aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke and colorectal cancer, according to a draft recommendation issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendation would apply to adults aged 50-59 with a greater than 10% chance of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years who are likely to live that long, willing to take aspirin for at least 10 years and not at increased risk for bleeding. Aspirin also may help similar adults aged 60-69, but the decision to do so should be an individual one based on the patient’s risk and preferences, the panel said. “People aged 50 to 69 should talk with their doctor about their risk of cardiovascular disease and risk of bleeding, and discuss whether taking aspirin is right for them,” said Task Force Vice Chair Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M.D. The panel found no direct evidence that people who are at increased for colorectal cancer but not cardiovascular disease would benefit overall from taking aspirin. Comments on the draft recommendation will be accepted through Oct. 12.