Study: Men on common painkillers risk high blood pressure

02/26/2007 | Washington Post, The · Wall Street Journal, The

Men who take any of the today's common painkillers on a regular basis have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study. The study of use of aspirin, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs showed at least a 26% greater hypertension risk. Of particular concern were Cox-2 inhibitors, the American Heart Association said in guidelines designed to deal with the issue.

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