New NSAID's danger revealed
A study carried out of more than 125,000 regular users of anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), published last week in the "Archives of Internal Medicine", has shown that taking these drugs increases the risk of kidney cancer by 51 per cent.
The US researchers at the Harvard Medical School found that patients who took anti-inflammatory drugs – used to treat conditions such as arthritis - for between 4 and 10 years had a 36% increased the risk of developing kidney cancer. But for people taking these drugs for 10 years or more, the risk triples!
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