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Statins may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1228
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Taking statins for at least five years reduced the relative risk of colorectal cancer by 47%, a large study has shown.

    The retrospective, case controlled study was conducted in northern Israel by epidemiologists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Medical School and Clalit Health Services National Cancer Control Centre in Haifa and published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (2005;352:2184-92). An accompanying editorial by physicians at …

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