Research Round-up – October 2018 – Mark Nelson
Kristi Milley and Sophie Chima talk to Professor Mark Nelson about the results of his recently published ASPREE trials, (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly). The guidelines around daily aspirin for prevention of colorectal cancer have recently been updated in Australia, however aspirin still does not feature in UK guidelines. Recent studies have implied aspirin may aid prevention or delaying of the onset of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression and some types of cancer. Professor Nelson describes in detail the results of the ASPREE trials, which found no benefit in healthy adults, aged 70 and above. The podcast explores the complexity of international trials, the use composite outcomes and how these results will shape future work.