New guidance issued Tuesday by an influential physician group no longer advises people 60

and older to adopt a daily aspirin regimen to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.

the new guidance also stated that people ages 40 to 59 should only take daily aspirin

if they have a high risk of cardiovascular disease, and then only in consultation with a doctor.

Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the United States

accounting for more than one in four deaths