NSAIDS like Ibuprofen increases stress of exercise?
If you are going for a big hike, playing a long day of tennis or running a marathon, it makes sense to pop a few advil to minimize inflammation right? Maybe (probably!) not...............
Here is an excerpt from a recent New York Times Article:
"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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