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Warfarin is associated with lower cancer incidence, finds study

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5129 (Published 06 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5129
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Use of the anticoagulant warfarin was associated with a lower risk of new cancers in people over 50 in a large observational study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.1

Researchers used national registry data to identify 1 256 725 people born from 1924 to 1954 who were living in Norway from 2006 to 2012. Of this cohort, 92 942 (7.4%) were taking warfarin. Warfarin users were older, …

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