Statin Heart Drugs May Protect Against Breast Cancer
Women with high cholesterol tend to have lower rates of breast cancer than those with lower levels, according to new research, and those who do get breast cancer are less likely to die from their disease. These findings suggest that statins—drugs that are commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol—may also protect against cancer, say the study authors.
The study was presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, and have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.
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Written by Amanda MacMillan for Time.com