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Just 1,000 Acetomenophin Tablets in a Lifetime . . .

I’m referencing a study that goes back to 1994 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The group conducting this study concluded that taking 1,000 acetaminophen tablets/capsules/caplets in a lifetime can Double your chances of end-stage renal (kidney) failure!

1) I don’t know if this study has been reproduced in any way in the past 10 years . . .

2) The methods of these statistical studies can always be debated . . .

BUT . . .

1) It makes me a little concerned about my own renal health (I lived with chronic back pain for about 7 years before going to a chiropractor)

2) If this is true, a LOT of people are in trouble.

3) It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which is considered a pretty reputable source.

It takes less than two years of regular use to reach 1,000 pills.  If you suffer from chronic back pain, neck pain, or headaches you should seriously consider chiropractic.  It has been proven to be much more effective than pain-killers over and over again in very reputable literature. You owe it to yourself (and your kidneys).

By on December 21st, 2010 | Tagged with: | 2 Comments

2 Responses to “Just 1,000 Acetomenophin Tablets in a Lifetime . . .”

  1. I have heard of the same study, and while I cannot verify it any further than you have, just the idea of consuming 1,000 capsules of acetominophen is sobering. Though provoking post — thank you!

    Comment by Chiropractor Austin TX

  2. Excellent point. Drugs can have hidden long term side effects that offset the short term benefits. Get to the source of the problem and correct it.

    Comment by Alexandria Chiropractor Brian Bodnar

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