Common Painkillers Are Linked To Heart Attacks

A new study is linking common painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Scientists at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center studied over-the-counter painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include ibuprofen and naproxen.

The study found that people using the drugs had a 20-to-50-percent higher risk of heart attack, regardless of dosage. The risk appeared to decline when the painkillers were no longer taken. The drugs were not proven, however, to be a direct cause of heart attack.

This longtime research is continuing to be mined for data.Source: BBC


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