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Dr. Friedman and Kim chew on heartburn drug dangers, lazy Americans and the new fad of snorting chocolate powder.Dr. Friedman and Kim chew on heartburn drug dangers, lazy Americans and the new fad of snorting chocolate powder.
Heartburn Drugs Linked to Greater MortalityOver 50 million people in the U.S. are on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The three most popular are Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. According to a recent study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, these drugs are tied to a wide range of side effects including fractures, dementia, heart disease, pneumonia, kidney disease and death. Research shows PPIs may shorten the protective chromosome ends known as telomeres, which means a shorter lifespan.USA Ranks as One of the World's Laziest CountriesA recent USA Today headline reads: "The U.S. is one of the world's laziest countries — and it's making us fat!"That’s among the findings of a study by Stanford University researchers that tracked the walk