Can Statins Reduce Cancer-Related Mortality?


Use of statins in patients with 13 different types of cancer appears to be associated with reduced cancer-related mortality when compared with no statin use, according to a Danish investigation. For statin users, the all-cause mortality and cancer-related mortality hazard ratios were 0.85 when compared with those who did not use these medications.

Abstract: New England Journal of Medicine, November 8, 2012.

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  1. Higher levels cholesterol have been associated with less cancer ; what very well may be being observed here is a healthy user effect where those on statins are not being protected by the drug but by the exiting levels. The evidence is stonger for a protective effect from vitamin d


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