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Clinical Research: Statins And Toxicity

Ever since their introduction into clinical medicine, the use of the cholesterol lowering drugs called statins, have been under a cloud of suspicion. That suspicion is the possibility that the interference in the body’s metabolism which results in a lowering of cholesterol levels may have a very negative side effect- the development of cancer. A study published in the early 1990s in the prestigious medical journal The New England journal of Medicine documented the development of tumors in rats provided with statin compounds. This study in the literature has never been refuted, however, the use of statins in clinical medicine has grown substantially since that time. Now, more fuel has been added to this fire with a study published this year.


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