The simple answer is the first definitely and the second possibly. Following the healthy diet pyramid, three pieces of fruit a day helps maintain a dietary balance. An apple is a quick, nutritious and healthy snack.
Aspirin is also recommended for certain at risk groups. Your Doctor should consider the benefit of aspirin in lowering the risk of heart attack in men and for lowering the risk of stroke for women. Yes – the benefits differ for men and women! When the evidence was assessed the the potential harms were also reviewed – like aspiring causing bleeding in the stomach. The risks also vary for men and women and at different ages and with other factors (like other medications or medical conditions)
Taking into account the potential benefits and harms, thePreventative health task force recommends the following:
If you’re a man who is 45 to 79 years old, you should talk to your doctor to determine whether the benefits of taking aspirin to prevent a heart attack outweigh the potential harms.
If you’re a woman who is 55 to 79 years old, you should talk to your doctor to determine whether the benefits of taking aspirin to prevent a stroke outweigh the potential harms.
These recommendations help you and your Doctor make informed decisions about what you can do to stay healthy.
It’s important for men and women to ask questions about their risks for heart attack and stroke. Understanding more about your risk for cardiovascular disease can help you take steps to reduce your risk and possibly prevent heart problems or stroke.
eDoc has created separate checklists for men and women that highlight which preventive services they should get and when they should get them, based on the recommendations from the major preventative health task forces in the US, Australia, UK and New Zealand.
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