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    Cholesterol drug (STATINs) slashes prostate cancer deaths
    billh99 posted:
    The study, published online in the journal The Prostate, followed 1,000 cancer patients, a third of whom used statins to control their cholesterol.

    After eight years, the researchers found that the risk of death from prostate cancer among statin users was one per cent compared with five per cent for non-users

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    billh99 responded:
    Journal article.

    Subscription is needed for full assess, funding is shown; Funded by
    • National Cancer Institute. Grant Numbers: R01-CA092579, P50-CA097186
    • Dutch Cancer Society. Grant Number: UM 2009-4556
    • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Prostate Cancer Foundation
    bobby75703 replied to billh99's response:
    Do you buy it?
    billh99 replied to bobby75703's response:
    A. I have prostate cancer and had surgery. So far the PSA has said undetectable.

    B. I am already on atorvastatin for my cholesterol.

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