Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Cholesterol Medications May Lower Cancer-Related Deaths in Women

Cholesterol Medications May Lower Cancer-Related Deaths in Women

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology publishes that women taking cholesterol-lowering medications are less likely to die from cancer

Among women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, those who are taking cholesterol-lowering medications are less likely to die from cancer, researchers said.

The analysis, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, included 20,046, 11,719, and 6,430 women in Australia who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma, respectively.

According to the researchers, the women had been prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins before their diagnosis.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

The research team tested the hypothesis that adherence to this drug is associated with reduced cancer-specific mortality in a homogeneous population who had used this drug before cancer diagnosis.

Cholesterol Medications
The reductions in cancer-specific mortality were more pronounced for women who adhered to statins in all three cancers although not statistically significant for melanoma. Pixabay

The more consistently women took these medications in the year after being diagnosed with cancer, the lower their likelihood of dying from the disease, suggesting that the drugs may have anti-tumor effects.

The reductions in cancer-specific mortality were more pronounced for women who adhered to statins in all three cancers although not statistically significant for melanoma.

Also Read: 9 Traditional Indian Folk Theatre Forms that You Need to Know

“If this inverse adherence-response relationship is confirmed, cholesterol-lowering medications — primarily statins — could be repurposed as adjuvant therapy to improve cancer prognosis,” said study co-author Jia-Li Feng from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,511FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Knowledge Sharing Social Media Platform For Medical Students: MedBound

We've already been using major social networking sites for different purposes. Well, there are also some social networking sites that aren't to be missed...

Covid19 In India Brought Automation Technologies And IA To The Forefront

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought automation technologies to the forefront and the Intelligent Automation (IA) market in India is estimated to grow at a...

Corset: A Brief History

By- Khushi Bisht Corsets have existed for a very long time. It first originated in Italy and was brought to France in the 16th century...

Hybrid Work Is The Next Big Disruption In US Society

By Dora Mekouar Hybrid schedules could be the next monumental shift in the American workplace after last year's sudden move to remote work. More than 70%...

An Overview Of Bipolar Disorder

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar depressive disorder, is a neurological disorder that causes mood and behavior changes. Bipolar disorder is characterized...

Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Targets Common Genetic Alteration

By Blake Jones Researchers have found a prototype for a new kind of immunotherapy for cancer. This therapy uses modified T-cells to target and attack...

Outlook Into Wellness Tourism Growth During Pandemic

The roller coaster ride that was 2020 brought the biggest dip in modern history, forcing individuals to adapt to major lifestyle changes while the...

Strengthen Your Immune System Against Foreign Pathogens

At the personal level, the fight against the Covid-19 virus begins with strong immunity. As the second wave turns out to be more alarming...

Recent Comments