Key Evidence

Crucial Studies on Aspirin for Disease Prevention

Following guideline recommendations is important; understanding the evidence behind the recommendations is critical. In this section of, you will find summaries of several studies that are the basis of the USPSTF recommendations.

We also have selected additional research studies that have been reported since the 2009 USPSTF guidelines were developed. We believe that by reviewing and evaluating the relevant primary aspirin literature, you can better bring your own unique clinical judgment and point of view to the decision of prescribing aspirin for the primary prevention of heart disease, stroke and cancer.