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Long-term statin use increases breast cancer 2-fold
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Long-term statin use (10 years or more) is associated with a more than 2-fold increased risk of breast cancer according to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.
Drug companies and their paid researchers have tried to convince people that statins lower the risk of cancer, but this study and many others suggest that the exact opposite is true — that statins increase the risk of cancer, not decrease the risk.
The researchers noted that this increased risk had nothing to due with elevated cholesterol levels, and nothing to due with the amount of breast cancer screening that was done on women taking statins.
McDougall JA, Malone KE, Daling JR, Cushing-Haugen KL, Porter PL, and Li CI. Long-term statin use and risk of ductal and lobular breast cancer among women 55 to 74 years of age. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2013 Sep; 22(9): 1529-1537.
Author’s Contact Info
Jean A. McDougall
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., M4-C308
Seattle, WA 98109 USA
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