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For others, some doctors now recommend that all people aged about 45-50 should consider taking a low daily dose of aspirin for about 20-25 years. This is because of the benefits in preventing cancer in addition to preventing blood clots. When all factors are taken into consideration, people aged about 45-50 who take aspirin for 20-25 years have, on average, an overall reduction in dying at any given age by about 10%. As the risk of bleeding due to aspirin increases greatly over the age of 75, the situation should be reviewed at age 70-75. For example, many people at this age will have developed cardiovascular disease. In this situation, it is usual to continue to take aspirin. But, if you do not have a cardiovascular disease, you may be advised to stop the aspirin, as the balance of benefit to risk may then have changed.