Good News for Men on Certain Cholesterol Drugs

Some statins like Lescol (Fluvastatin), Mevacor (Lovastatin), Zocor (simvastatin) and Lipitor (Atorvastatin) can significantly reduce the risk of high grade prostate cancer when taken over long periods at relatively high dosage.

“A history of treatment with statins was associated with a 15% reduction in the relative risk of low-grade prostate cancer and a 46% lower risk of developing high-grade disease. However, the association was limited to men who took statins for 11 months or longer and those who took a relatively high dose (a defined daily dose [DDD] ≥121, based on a reference dose of 20-mg simvastatin).”

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