September 21, 2014
Statins & Prostate Cancer
Wellness Tip

Statins & Prostate Cancer

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

Men with prostate cancer who take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol have a reduced risk of dying from the disease, suggests a recent study published in The Prostate.

The researchers tracked 1,000 Seattle-area men diagnosed with prostate cancer over a 10-year period and found that statin users were 80 percent less likely to die from the cancer than nonusers; they controlled for age, weight, severity of the disease and other variables.

Though this study did not focus on prevention, there’s no evidence that statins reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer in the first place.