More Evidence Claims Statins May Fight Cancer

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0  Updated at 1:58 pm, November 8th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There is new evidence that statins may not just help with heart disease. They may also help fight cancer.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at cholesterol-fighting statins, and found cancer patients taking them at the time of their diagnosis were 15 percent less likely to die from the disease.

There’s still much controversy surrounding the use of statins, however. The FDA now requires they include warnings about the risk of liver damage, memory loss, confusion, and type two diabetes.

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