Statin Drugs Linked to Thyroid Cancer in Women

Statin Drugs Linked to Thyroid Cancer in Women
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'So, you have been told to 'lower your cholesterol' with drugs. But could it be causing cancer?

A concerning new study published in the journal Clinical Epidemiology[i] has found that "statin use is associated with thyroid cancer in female patients."

Researchers hypothesized that in the presence of the female dominant hormone estradiol – a form of estrogen – statins are ineffective at exhibiting their long claimed 'cancer-protective properties.'

Another new study, however, also published in the journal Clinical Epidemiology, proposes that the problem lies in the immunosuppressive properties of the statin drugs themselves.[ii] Indeed, at Greenmedinfo.com, we've indexed over 25 different modes of toxicity within this drug class, with immunotoxicity figuring high on the list. You can view them all listed under the 'Adverse Pharmacological Actions' field set on our statin research page.'

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