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COX-2s May Lessen Post-Heart Attack Healing

With the practices of Big Pharma being scrutinized by the media and Congress, it's no wonder we're seeing much more news -- almost daily -- about the toxic effects "band aid" style drugs really have on one's body. Today's drug warning: Some new generation COX-2 inhibitors may not allow heart attack patients to recover fully, according to a group of Canadian researchers.

A basic cellular process the body uses to balance pH in cells -- also critical to recovery following a heart attack -- is compromised by certain novel COX-2 inhibitors.

Enzymes critical to maintaining this delicate balance of bicarbonate across the cell membrane (bicarbonate transporters) are potently inhibited from doing their work by some clinically used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as celecoxib, the active ingredient in Celebrex.

Just a reminder that you don't need to take a potentially toxic anti-inflammatory drug. Merely, leveling out the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in your diet will do the trick. This is non-controversial and there are dozens and dozens of studies that clearly demonstrate this. Even traditional medicine has firmly embraced these concepts.

Science Daily November 18, 2004

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