For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use

The Times just  put a big kabosh on a ritual that many thru-hikers consider an essential part of the thru-hiking experience.

Some typical statements from trail journals-   ” We carried Ibuprofen, but considered it more of an essential nutrient than first aid, ” and “Carried and ate large amounts of Ibuprofen ( like sweeties)”.

I myself have been guilty of gulping the stuff on my 200 AT thru hike.  But no more.

For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use ––< click it and weep (or get ready to suck it up and ache).

(I last wrote about Ibuprofen in September of 2009)

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