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Study: Statins linked to enlarged prostate risk

September 24, 2010 2:06:04 PM PDT
Statins may do more than help keep high cholesterol under control.A Mayo clinic report shows that taking statins appears to significantly delay the development of an enlarged prostate, which it's a common condition in older men that can lead to incontinence and other distressing symptoms.

Cholesterol levels and inflammation are believed to play roles in the development of an enlarged prostate. Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin have also been shown to lower the risk of an enlarged prostate in a previous study.

Despite the results, researches say the study is not the final word, and they are not yet recommending men start taking either drug to prevent urological problems.


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