Do Statins Up a Woman’s Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

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The regular use of statins, particularly among women, was associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer, Taiwanese researchers reported. Compared with controls, patients who routinely used statins had an adjusted odds ratio for having thyroid cancer of 1.40 according to Shiu-Dong Chung, MD, of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in New Taipei City, and colleagues. Via Medpage Today. Posted November 10, 2014.
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