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Monday Morning Health Tip – ASTHMA

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Tylenol® Linked With Asthma

The prevalence of asthma has rocketed since the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in Western industrialized nations and among young children.  While there are no definitive explanations for this increase, researchers have sought clues in our modern environmental conditions, our behaviours, our nutritional habits and even our genes.

Of particular concern to Dr. Smith are findings of a recent meta-analysis linking asthma with the use of Tylenol® (acetaminophen or paracetamol) (CHEST 2009;136:1316-23).

How does acetaminophen trigger asthma?  Here is one hypotheses.

Unlike other medications, acetaminophen does not inhibit cyclooxygenase, the key enzyme involved in the inflammatory response of asthma.  This may be one explanation for potential link.

To read up on the latest studies in asthma, pick up this week’s copy of the Optimal Health University at your next adjustment. Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Educator

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