Author: Suzanne B. Robotti

Forbes reports on an unexpected positive side effect of long-term statin use: it lowers cancer mortality. According to the article, “Researchers in Denmark utilized health data from the entire population of the country and analyzed the information from nearly 300,000 patients who were diagnosed with cancer between 1995 and 2007. The authors note that the relationship is biologically plausible, since cholesterol synthesis is required for cell proliferation and other critical cellular functions.” Read the full Forbes report here.

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