Statins may cut cancer risk

January 8, 2008 2:21:33 PM PST
Everyone knows that statins fight cholesterol, but now there is the possibility that they could cut your cancer risk by as much as 25 percent.

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found veterans taking statin drugs had a 9.4 percent cancer incidence compared to 13.2 percent for non-statin users.

Researchers say the findings support the hypothesis that statins may reduce the risk of cancer, in particular lung and colorectal cancers.