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Women given a statin (pravastatin) had 12-times as much breast cancer
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Women given the statin, pravastatin (Pravachol), had 12-times as much breast cancer as women given a placebo in the CARE trial.
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.
Lewis SJ, Sacks FM, Mitchell JS, East C, Glasser S, Kell S, Letterer R, Limacher M, Moye LA, Rouleau JL, Pfeffer MA, and Braunwald E. Effect of pravastatin on cardiovascular events in women after myocardial infarction: the cholesterol and recurrent events (CARE) trial. J Am Coll Cardiol, 1998 Jul; 32(1): 140-146.
Author’s Contact Info
Frank Sacks, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Department of Nutrition
Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Building 1, Room 203
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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