Statins boost cancer survival

People survive longer with cancer if they are taking statins at the time of diagnosis, a large study suggests.

The study of 300,000 middle-aged Danish cancer patients found those taking statins at the time of their diagnosis were 15% less likely to die from cancer, or any cause, over the next 2-14 years.

This was compared to their peers who had never used statins.

Writing Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers said reducing cholesterol could also inhibit the

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