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Statins might help prevent cancer

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There's preliminary evidence cholesterol-lowering drugs may also help reduce cancer deaths. @

Statins have been hailed for their ability to lower levels of heart-damaging cholesterol.

Now a large analysis of literally everyone in Denmark diagnosed with cancer between 1995 and 2007 suggests another benefit.

Researchers are reporting that taking statins before a cancer diagnosis reduced cancer-related deaths by 15-percent.

More study is needed to confirm the link.

Doctors say lowering cholesterol may limit cancer cells' ability to grow and spread. @

This study is from researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital (Denmark) and is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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