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Risk of Cancer from Heartburn Pills

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
The group of medicines which can alleviate heartburn quickly and is the most widely prescribed class of drugs in Britain can actually increase the risk of cancer, reveals a recent study.
 Risk of Cancer from Heartburn Pills
Risk of Cancer from Heartburn Pills
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Researchers said that the class of drugs commonly prescribed for heart burn known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease and infections.

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Even though the drugs controlled symptoms of acid reflux, they actually increased the risk of cancer rather then reducing it.

Peter Weissberg, medical director of the British Heart Foundation, said: "Doctors need to be sure they are really necessary."



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