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Taking Ibuprofen during during long rides? Think Again!

This interesting article from the NY Times just surfaced on the SF Randon list...

Well: Phys Ed: Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt During Exercise?

Those runners who’d popped over-the-counter ibuprofen pills before and during the race displayed significantly more inflammation and other markers of high immune system response afterward than the runners who hadn’t taken anti-inflammatories. The ibuprofen users also showed signs of mild kidney impairment and, both before and after the race, of low-level endotoxemia, a condition in which bacteria leak from the colon into the bloodstream.



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