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Researchers have found that taking cholesterol lowering agents, statins, halves the risk of developing colon cancer, despite high risk factors including family history of bowel cancer. Statins have been previously proved to decrease the risk of atherosclerosis and therefore heart attacks and strokes. They are also under investigation for decreasing the risk of breast, prostate, esophageal and pancreatic cancer. Statins are not recommended solely as cancer preventative drugs.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Cancerfacts.com
About: Statins use with cholesterol and cancer
Date: 28 May 2005
Author: Ann Arbour
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