IN­CREAS­INGLY BAD REP IN THE PRESS. WHICH ONES ARE SAFE? – Jesse

Men's Health (Singapore) - - ASK MEN'S HEALTH -

It’s less about what you take and more about how much you con­sume. In 2005, non­s­teroidal an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory drugs (Nsaids) such as naproxen and ibupro­fen were re­quired to carry la­bels stat­ing that they might in­crease your heart at­tack risk. Now, la­bels use much sterner lan­guage. A US Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion anal­y­sis found that tak­ing Nsaids reg­u­larly can in­crease your odds of heart is­sues by 10 to 50 per­cent. These drugs can harden ar­ter­ies and el­e­vate blood pres­sure, says Dr Steven Woloshin of the Dart­mouth Med­i­cal School in the US. How­ever, tak­ing a low dose for a week is safe for a healthy guy. So if you wake up with a beast be­hind the eyes, pop away. But if pills are start­ing to re­place break­fast, think twice.

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