Use of such cholesterol-lowering drugs as statins may reduce the risk of advanced prostate cancer, according to research that followed 34,428 U.S. men for more than a decade.
The study, presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, found that men who used these medications had half the risk of advanced prostate cancer and a third of the risk of metastatic or fatal prostate cancer, compared to men who did not use cholesterol-lowering drugs. Risk of advanced prostate cancer fell with increasing duration of use of the drugs. The study did not find that use of cholesterol-lowering drugs had any influence on prostate cancer that is confined within the organ.
But while the researchers, from Johns Hopkins University, the National Cancer Institute and Harvard University, say that the magnitude of the inverse association between use of cholesterol-lowering drugs and advanced prostate cancer is impressive, they stress that confirmatory studies are needed.
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