Statins ‘reduce liver cancer risk’ in NASH cirrhosis

The observational study shows a dose-response effect, researchers say
Reuters Health

Statins, especially lipophilic statins, may reduce the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis.

In the retrospective US study, 1072 patients with NASH-related advanced liver fibrosis were followed for about 14 years.