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Could Your Cold Medicine Give You a Heart Attack?

When you're laid up in bed and your nose is streaming, it's tempting to use over-the-counter medication to relieve the symptoms. But you may be doing your body more harm than good. In a recent study, scientists discovered that taking NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) for a cold, could increase the likelihood of a heart attack.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The real reason that NSAIDs increase heart attack is because they also decrease the production of pro-resolution resolvins that are needed to bring the inflammatory response back to equilibrium.  If you don’t produce enough resolvins, you will likely have chronic  low-level cellular inflammation that is driving force behind heart disease.

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