Statins increase breast cancer risk: Study

London: A new study has revealed that long-term use of controversial heart drug statins can aggravate breast cancer risk.

The Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association are currently mounting an official challenge to the decision over concerns about the side effects of long term statin use, the Daily Express reported.

Dr. Clare Gerada, former chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs said that the link with breast cancer and statins was worrying and they did not know the impact of these drugs on millions of people taking statins for up to 40 years.

The authors concluded that the contemporary population-based case-control study, long-term use of statins was associated with increased risks.

The new study is published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.


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