Abusing ibuprofen can cause reproductive problems in men
The National Institute of Health and Medical Research of France (INSERM) has concluded that a frequent intake of ibuprofen can lead to male infertility.
To carry out this study, a sample of 31 athletic men between 18 and 35 years of age was analyzed. This is due to the fact that those who follow physical exercise often resort to this analgesic because it can be obtained without a prescription.
According to the results obtained, the prolonged consumption of ibuprofen (1,200 milligrams per day for six weeks) raises the levels of the pituitary hormone, which plays an important role in the control of testosterone production. This in turn causes a compensated hyponogasm, that is, the null production of testosterone by the testes.
This disorder affects nothing more and nothing less than 10% of adult men, and can lead to serious risks "both for reproductive health and for health in general" as insured INSERM.
The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), has had the collaboration of the University Hospital of Rennes, the LABERCA Institute of Nantes and the University of Copenhagen.