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Regular Use of Ibuprofen May Contribute to Male Infertility, Research Says

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The American New Research over use of Ibuprofen is find that Regularly taking common over the counter painkillers is possible to male infertility, a problem that affects roughly 7% of American men, according to new research.

 

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular ibuprofen use may lead to compensated hypogonadism, a condition that can lead to infertility, erectile dysfunction, depression and loss of bone and muscle mass, among other symptoms. The condition is most commonly seen in smokers and the elderly, but the new research suggests it can affect young men, too.

 

The researchers recruited 31 healthy men between the ages of 18 and 35. Fourteen of the men took two 600-milligram doses of ibuprofen per day for six weeks an amount consistent with what many athletes take to manage aches and pains while the remaining 17 took placebo pills. (Ibuprofen is the generic name for drugs including Advil and Motrin. Tylenol, meanwhile, is a brand name for a different drug, acetaminophen.)

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