February 4, 2014

Lower Heart Attack Risk

1 Naproxen Safer Than Other Pain Meds

An FDA advisory committee, which looked at 350,000 patients who take pain relievers, called for new labeling for those containing naproxen, including Aleve, saying, “there is now credible evidence that naproxen carries a lower cardiovascular risk” than similar drugs. CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus said the new recommendation stems from a 2004 clinical trial that showed that drugs Celebrex and Vioxx, which was later pulled from the market, increased heart attack risk. Agus explained that naproxen does not cause “increased clotting that can get into the heart and cause heart attacks.” He clarified that the warning applies to people who take pain relievers regularly as opposed to those who take a low dose for a couple of days. The FDA will review the recommendations later this year.

More at CBSnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: NSAIDs May Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

Tags: Aleve, Cardiovascular Risk, FDA, FDA Advisory Panel, Heart Attack Risk, Naproxen, Pain Relievers, Naproxen and Heart Attack Risk, Dr. David Agus

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Don't Be Sweet for Your Heart

2 Sugar Can Double Heart Disease Death Risk

Added sugar alone in the daily diet can more than double risk for death from heart disease, say researchers. While extra sugar in the diet can contribute to dangerous conditions like diabetes or obesity, researchers now say that simply consuming added sugar can increase risk to the heart regardless of other health issues. Researchers found that the average diet of Americans has enough added sugar to up the risk for heart-related death by almost 20 percent. Plus, risk for dying from heart disease is more than double for those who consume a quarter of daily calories from added sugar. The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

More at WebMD | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Upbeat People Less Likely to Have Heart Disease

Tags: Added Sugars, Heart Disease Risk, JAMA Internal Medicine, Added Sugar Doubles Death Heart Disease

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