ASPREE Study Results Released!
- Questions and answers about study findings
- NIH media release on ASPREE findings
- Monash University media release on ASPREE findings
- View articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine
- ASPREE and Monash University
- ASPREE follow up observational study (ASPREE-XT) starts January 2018
- ASPREE study concludes December 2017
ASPIRIN and HEALTH
Based on quality evidence, doctors prescribe daily low-dose aspirin to people who have had a heart attack or stroke to help prevent that event from reoccurring. Aspirin may help older people to live well for longer by delaying the onset of illnesses in the first place. However, aspirin is known to have adverse-effects, such as bleeding, that may offset its benefits. Before doctors can know for sure if aspirin is helpful in prolonging healthy, disability-free life in older people, the benefits must be weighed against the risks.
ASPREE will determine for the first time, the balance of aspirin’s effects in healthy older people.