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Statin use is associated with lower risk of liver cancer, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1034 (Published 27 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1034
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Taking a statin is associated with a near halving of the risk of liver cancer, show the results of a new study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.1

Previous research has linked statins to a reduced risk of liver cancer, but much of the evidence has been from areas of the world with high rates of this type of cancer. So, researchers analysed data from …

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