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Monthly Archives: February 2014


Could IBS be an autoimmune condition?

Most people have never heard about a protein called vinculin, but a recent study of 165 IBS, 30 IBD and 26 healthy controls found that people with IBS have higher levels of (auto) antibodies to this protein than do healthy controls or people with inflammatory bowel disease. One possible outcome of this work is a [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:26:02-04:00February 19th, 2014|IBS, leaky gut|10 Comments

What are the risks of Ibuprofen vs. naproxen ?

I've always used ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) in the past, but I'm reconsidering this based on the recent finding. High doses of naproxen (Aleve) are not associated with increased cardiovascular risk (good news), while other non-steroidal antiflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen and diclofenac caused an average of three extra major vascular events each year for every [...]

By |2016-11-05T04:26:04-04:00February 10th, 2014|Pain relievers|0 Comments
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