Monday, September 9, 2013

Something to Consider

Long term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) linked to cancer…this reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Regular use (two or more times a week) of non-aspirin NSAIDS upped the risk of renal cell cancer in this 16-year study of more than 120,000 adults:
            Cancer Risk
(Odds Ratio)
Nonregular use 1.00 (reference)           
4-9 years of use 1.36
10 or more years of use 2.92

Source: ChoE, et al. Prospective evaluation of analgesic use and risk of renal cell cancer.  JAMA Int Med, 2011; 171 (16):1487-93.
I find the results of this study interesting and simply one more reason to avoid NSAIDS.

There are many safe alternatives to counter act inflammation and reduce or eliminate pain.  As well as dietary changes because certain foods cause inflammation and painful joints.  Want to know more?  Let’s talk or come to one of my workshops.  Our fall seminar series begins now.  I will have both lunch and dinner seminars this season.
Our first seminar is this Thursday, September 12th  at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  I’ve invited a guest speaker and author, Lisa Helffrich, RDN.  Lisa travels the world giving seminars to doctors.  We are very fortunate that she will be carving out some time to share her expertise with our patients.

We will serve a light healthy lunch, so come ready to learn. 

The topic: Keep Your Kids Healthy!

But as always, we can spend a little time discussing other concerns such as NSAID use and alternatives.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Rick Barrett

P.S.  Please RSVP for the seminar so we can order enough food and have seating.  It is limited!  (281) 499-4810

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