Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack, study says

( CNN) Making even over-the-counter quantities of common drugs known as NSAIDs — nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines — has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study.

The likelihood of suffering a heart attack was calculated to increase by an average rate of 20% to 50%, compared against someone not participate in the medicines, irrespective of the dosage and amount of time the drugs are taken.

The sees are observational and based on industry associations, however, with the medicines not proved to be a a direct start of heart attack.