Ibuprofen may improve longevity, study suggests

December 18, 2014 7:00 PM

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Ibuprofen may improve longevity, study suggests

Regular doses of a common over-the-counter painkiller may lead to a longer, healthier life, researchers have found.

In a study published Thursday in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics, researchers treated baker’s yeast, worms and flies with ibuprofen and saw that the treatment added about 15 percent more to the species’ lives. The treatment dose was comparable to the recommended human dose, and the re...

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