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Prostate cancer

03 June 2011

Statins tied to lower prostate cancer risk

Men taking statins may be less likely to get prostate cancer than those not on the drugs, suggests a new study.

Men taking statins may be less likely to get prostate cancer than those not on the drugs, suggests a new study. They are also less likely to wind up with aggressive disease, researchers found.

But the new study is "helping to build a story that there may be something there," said Dr Stephen Freedland, who studies prostate cancer at the Duke University School of Medicine.

 

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