Study: Statins may protect hep C patients from liver cancer

03/22/2013 | Reuters

The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs among patients with chronic hepatitis C was associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer, according to a study of around 261,000 patients in Taiwan. The reductions were modest, but the findings could address possible concerns about prescribing statins to patients with liver disease, a U.S. researcher commented. The study appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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