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Ibuprofen affecting kidney function in endurance runners

posted Jul 30, 2017, 4:07 PM by Ann Lee
A recent study conducted through Stanford University School of Medicine on 89 endurance runners, showed kidney function was affected 18% higher in the group taking 400mg of ibuprofen during a 50-mile section of 1-4 different 7-day ultra-marathons.  The study recommends these athletes to avoid using ibuprofen for pain management.  Ibuprofen decreases blood flow to the kidneys, which can be aggravated in ultra-endurance athletes who are pushing their renal system beyond normal.  Acetaminophen may be a safer option for endurance runners.

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