08 June 2010

New official recommendations for low dose aspirin

The American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American College of Cardiology have updated their recommendations on the use of low dose aspirin (75–162 mg/day) in patients with diabetes.

Their statement raises the age for men from 45 to 50 and for women from 55 to 60. This is for people with diabetes and at risk for heart problems of cardiovascular disease.

There is some dissension as some are recommending 325 mg/day, but there is insufficient data to support this and some are calling for more trials, while another article says they are underway.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that people with diabetes have three times the increased risk of cardiovascular problems compared with people without diabetes.

Sites for addition reading:
  1. Site one - Three page discussion - well stated
  2. Site two - The American Diabetes Association Care recommendations
  3. Site three - Another good read

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