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    People given a statin had 25% more new cancers


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    Monday, May 28, 2018 11:54 am Email this article

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

    Reference

    Shepherd J, Blauw GJ, Murphy MB, Bollen EL, Buckley BM, Cobbe SM, Ford I, Gaw A, Hyland M, Jukema JW, Kamper AM, Macfarlane PW, Meinders AE, Norrie J, Packard CJ, Perry IJ, Stott DJ, Sweeney BJ, Twomey C, and Westendorp RG. Pravastatin in elderly individuals at risk of vascular disease (PROSPER): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 2002 Nov 23; 360(9346): 1623-1630.

    Author’s Contact Info

    J. Shepherd
    University Department of Pathological Biochemistry
    University of Glasgow
    Royal Infirmary
    Scotland, Glasgow, UK
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