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High Doses of NSAIDs Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

A post in The New York TimesWell blog reports on an “authoritative and ambitious new analysis” that found that people who take high daily doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) “increase their cardiovascular risk by as much as a third, compared with those taking a placebo.” The analysis looked at data from over 600 trials, covering case histories for more than 350,000 patients, and found that the only exception within the NSAIDs is naproxen, “which may actually have a protective effect against heart attacks.”

Read it in The New York Times‘ Well blog.

Read the study in The Lancet.