Study: Daily aspirin not helpful for low-risk heart patients

Do you take a daily aspirin thinking it may improve your health or protect you against serious health problems?

The American College of Cardiology and The American Heart Association say there's no need for a daily low-dose aspirin, if you're not at high risk for heart disease.

The new guidelines were released on Sunday.

The studies done last year show that taking a daily low-dose aspirin 100 milligrams or less did not help older adults who do not have cardiovascular disease and may be a waste of money for healthy older adults, or raise risks of internal bleeding.

Doctors say they may still consider aspirin for certain older high-risk patients.