Ibuprofen adds 12 years to life! Cheap painkillers can slow ageing and fight disease

CHEAP over-the-counter painkiller may have astonishing powers to extend life, say researchers. By  JO WILLEY

Regular doses of ibuprofen could allow people to live up to 12 years longer.

In tests, the drug appears to hold back the ageing process as well as helping fight disease.

Ibuprofen, which is used every day at home by people to treat inflammation, pain and fever, may be the key to developing a long sought after anti-ageing drug.

Dr Brian Kennedy, president and chief executive of the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing in California, said: “There is a lot to be excited about.

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January 20, 2015

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