Daily Aspirin Use Extends Life, Prevents Heart Attacks for Older Americans, USC Study Finds

A new study, co-authored by USC School of Pharmacy professors Dana Goldman and Etienne Gaudette, finds that daily aspirin use by older Americans with a high risk of heart disease could reduce the risk of heart attack, extend lives, and even prevent some cancers. The study was featured in USC News, TIME, WebMD and The Sun (U.K.).

Additionally, USC researchers found a daily aspirin regimen would result in an estimated net health benefit worth $692 billion for the U.S. population.

Aspirin can help patients at risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in both men and women, because it thins the blood and prevents clotting.

The study was published Nov. 30 in the journal PLOS ONE.