Statins may reduce the risk of colorectal cancerBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7502.1228-d (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1228
- Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
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 …