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Aspirin And Other Non-Specific Cox Inhibitors May Slow Atherosclerosis

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March 14, 2001
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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center
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New research by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has demonstrated that aspirin, ibuprofen and other drugs in the class of pharmaceuticals known as non-specific COX inhibitors may aid substantially in preventing heart disease, slowing the build-up of plaque in blood vessels by more than 50 percent.

Making sure cardiac patients take an aspirin a day to prevent a second heart attack is part of established treatment for most physicians, and many recommend the same regimen for patients at risk of suffering a first attack. But there has never been scientific evidence to demonstrate that this common, over-the-counter medication really provides any benefit in staving off the underlying condition of atherosclerosis.


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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Aspirin And Other Non-Specific Cox Inhibitors May Slow Atherosclerosis." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 March 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010308072254.htm>.
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. (2001, March 14). Aspirin And Other Non-Specific Cox Inhibitors May Slow Atherosclerosis. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010308072254.htm
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Aspirin And Other Non-Specific Cox Inhibitors May Slow Atherosclerosis." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010308072254.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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