non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

  1. Popular pain reliever boosts atrial fibrillation risk 84%

    AHA attack dogs don't have your best interest at heart

    When I was fighting in World War II, we had ourselves a little deal with the Nazis. They wore their silly knee-high girl boots and parachute pants, and we GIs wore our tough-as-nails green fatigues.

    Because when you're in the heat of battle, when bullets are flying everywhere, you need to be able to tell which side a guy is fighting for.

    Just remember that the next time you hear the goose-stepping frauds at the American Heart Association crowing about how they're fighting some war against heart disease, our country's number-one killer. Because underneath those inspirational T-shirts they toss around at walk-a-thons, the AHA is wearing a uniform that ought to make you madder than a cornered cobra.

    They're playing for Team Big Pharma.

    Just look at how the AHA reacted to a breakthrough study out of the Netherlands that proved a billion-dollar class of prescription painkillers could be a nail in the coffin for seniors like you.

    This massive study followed 8,400 seniors for an average of 13 years and found that folks who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) were a whopping 76% more likely to suffer atrial fibrillation, a potentially fatal irregular heartbeat. Worse still, if you took an NSAID -- even prescription-strength ibuprofen -- in the past month, your risk of afib may have skyrocketed 84%!

    So how did these clowns at AHA respond? Did they spend even a fraction of their fortune to warn folks like you to head to your nearest toilet and flush your NSAIDs like a dead goldfish?

    Not exactly. Instead, they dispatched their "spokesman" Dr. Gregg Fonarow of UCLA to throw cold water on the research and declare that more "study" was needed. Friend, when a class of drugs that has ALREADY been linked to heart failure and sudden death boosts your afib risk 84%, we don't need more study -- we need a massive global recall!

    And that's when I started poking around to see which side Dr. Fonarow is REALLY fighting for. Turns out this is the same doctor who accepted $141,000 in "speaking" fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, makers of NSAIDs Treximet and Celebrex. Talk about a "potential" conflict of interest. Lots of you could work tax-free for five years without pulling in as much cash as Dr. Fonarow has accepted from Big Pharma -- and this was the attack dog the AHA chose to unleash to discredit a study that could save your life!

    Friend, I told you I was going to start naming names, and I'm not kidding. AHA and its experts have been accepting millions in drug company "grants" and "donations" for years, and it's high time you learned which team they're playing for.

    Here's a hint -- it's not yours.

  2. Common painkillers boost heart attack risk

    There's never a great time to take a painkiller -- but there's one time in particular you really want to play "keep away" with these risky meds.

    And that's after a heart attack.

    According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, some of the world's most commonly used painkillers -- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- can dramatically boost the odds of a second heart attack or even death within days of taking them.

    Danish researchers looked at data on 83,677 heart attack patients, 42.3 percent of whom had been given NSAIDs. Overall, they found that heart attack survivors given NSAIDs were 45 percent more likely to have a second attack or die inside of a single week.

    And within 90 days, the risk increased by 55 percent.

    But as deadly as NSAIDs can be, they don't top the "most dangerous" list. That honor goes to a popular generic arthritis med called diclofenac. Taking this drug after experiencing a heart attack can TRIPLE your odds of death or a second heart attack.

    If you want to protect your heart and reduce the inflammation behind everything from pain to disease, stock up on cod liver oil or a quality omega-3 fatty acid supplement.

    And whether you're recovering from a heart attack or a stubbed toe, save the painkillers for only real, severe pain.

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