Pain reliever could reduce risk of heart attack, stroke

By WEEK Producer

January 29, 2014 Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM CDT

Heart disease is the number one killer of women but popping a specific pain pill may lower your risk for heart attack or stroke.

The Food and Drug Administration says Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular drugs, such as ibuprofen.

Officials say the ingredient Naproxen is key. The agency may re-label such pain drugs to emphasize its safety.

The review comes just days ahead of the start of Heart Month in February.

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