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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

Prolonged use of statins associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer

Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with an 18% increased risk of lung cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 8:59 am | [0] comments

Monday, May 28, 2018

STATINS & CANCER

People given a statin had 25% more new cancers

People given the statin, pravastatin (Pravachol), had 25% more cancer than those given a placebo in the PROSPER trial.

  • 65% more breast cancer
  • 46% more gastrointestinal cancer
  • 12% more respiratory cancer
  • 41% more other cancers
  • and they did not including non-melanoma skin cancer.
    (Previous studies have found that statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers.)

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 28, 2018 11:54 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EXERCISE & CANCER

High levels of leisure-time physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 cancers

High levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of 13 types of cancer when compared to people with low levels of leisure-time physical activity according to a study done by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

The 13 cancers associated with a lower risk were:

  • 10% lower risk of breast cancer
  • 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
  • 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
  • 15% lower risk of head and neck cancer
  • 16% lower risk of colon cancer
  • 17% lower risk of multiple myeloma
  • 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
  • 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • 22% lower risk of gastric cardia
  • 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
  • 26% lower risk of lung cancer
  • 27% lower risk of liver cancer
  • 42% lower risk of esophageal cancer

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2018 8:09 am | [0] comments
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