Statins Do Not Protect Against Cancer: Quite the Opposite

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In a cohort study of statin-treated patients and nontreated controls, Cardwell et al concluded that statin treatment may prevent colon cancer. However, a recent study showed that 10 years of statin therapy increased women’s risk of invasive ductal carcinoma (most common type of breast cancer) by 83% and their risk of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast by 97%. ViaAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology. Posted January 20, 2015.
–Alanna McCatty


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Alanna M. is a graduate of Pace University.

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