Researchers say daily pain killers could lead to heart attack

Over the counter meds

Your daily over-the-counter meds could be adding another problem to your health.

Researchers said the likelihood of having a heart attack jumped by an average of 20 to 50 percent for someone who takes common pain killers. That's compared to someone who doesn't.

The medication includes ibuprofen and naproxen, which is found in Aleve.

Those medications are used to relieve pain or fevers caused by the flu.

Researchers say the findings were based on association, but the drugs can't be proved to be a direct cause of a heart attack.

Doctors recommend to turning to therapeutic treatments instead of over the counter drugs to seek help.

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