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Ibuprofen may undo Aspirin’s benefits

A new study found that ibuprofen may increase the odds of heart problems in patients who have osteoarthritis and are taking daily aspirin to help lower their cardiovascular risk. The authors of the study speculated that ibuprofen may cancel out the cardio-protective effects of daily low-dose aspirin. Use of ibuprofen and aspirin boosted arthritis patients’ one-year heart attack and stroke risk ninefold compared to patients who were taking a cox-2 inhibitor pain reliever.

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