Long term use of the painkiller ibuprofen when taken for more than five years has been found to decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 40 percent. Published in the
Journal of Neurology, this large scale study demonstrated that the type of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) was important in risk reduction. They found some NSAIDs less effective than others. Indomethacine only reduced risk of Alzheimer's by 25 pecent and Pfizer's Celebrex and Celecox had no effect at all.
The newly published study looks at work carried out by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health and Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical center. It involved over 49,000 veterans aged 55 years and older.
The ibuprofen group of medicines include brand names such as Advil, Motrin and Nurofen. NSAIDs are one of the most widely used drugs for pain relief of non-serious arthritic conditions, for rheumatic or muscular pain, backache...
Generic Name: IBUPROFEN CHEWABLE - ORAL Pronounced: (EYE-bue-PROE-fen) Advil Oral Uses
Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain from various conditions
such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It
is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the
common cold or flu. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that
cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis,
ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to
treat your pain. See also Warning section.
Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used
the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also,
products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for
different purposes. Ta...
We know that exercise somehow reduces our risk of heart disease , the most common complication of diabetes . But we really haven’t known how. Now for the first time a new study offers an explanation of how it works. The study, “Aerobic Exercise Attenuates Inductible TNF Production in Humans” will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Applied Physiology . The lead author, Richard Sloan, professor of behavioral medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, kindly sent me a pre-print of the article. Just the abstract is available online. That’s a terribly technical title. Exercise done with oxygen – referring to the use of oxygen in a muscle’s energy-generating process – is aerobic. Many types of exercise are aerobic. Generally, we do aerobic exercise at a low to moderate level of intensity for quite a while. For example, when we run at a moderate pace it is aerobic, but sprinting isn’t. But in this study Dr. Sloan and his associa...
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