Abruptly discontinuing long-term use of ibuprofen and naproxen run a higher risk of heart attack for a few weeks immediately afterward.
According to a study released Monday by Switzerland’s University Hospital Basel. The study, based on a British health database, included 8,688 patients who had their first heart attack between 1995 and 2001. The heart-attack risk was 50% higher in the 29-day period after patients stopped taking the drugs, compared with patients who were not on such therapy.
Archives of Internal Medicine Dec 2004
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Exercising hard makes women eat more!: Extensive exercise makes women eat more, while it blunts the male appetite, suggests a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study found that high-intensity exercise makes women eat enough to make up for the calories they burn through exercising and advises them to strike a healthy balance between calories burned and calories consumed if they want to stay in shape.
"The Canadian study showed that women who exercised very intensely ate more than women who exercised moderately or not at all," Beth Kitchin, M.S., R.D., of UAB’s EatRight Information Service, said. "In fact, they ate enough to make up for the calories that they burned during exercise," she added.