Statins, Diabetes And Prostate Cancer

Statins And Prostate Cancer

Statins are primarily used for prevention of cardiovascular disease among otherwise healthy adults. While patients typically think of statins and the heart, various studies have shown they affect the body’s response to other diseases such as diabetes and prostate cancer.

Diabetes

According to a recent article published in Medical News Today, a new study published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that statins may more significantly increase a patient’s risk of type 2 diabetes than was previously thought. While studies have been circulating since 2013 about this, the current study’s authors explain that previous studies were limited and did not result in findings applicable to the general population.

Statins And Prostate Cancer

Statins And Prostate Cancer

Statins May Help Slow Progression Of Prostate Cancer

A new study suggests that statins, drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer.

An article published in HealthDay News reports that according to the study’s lead author, Dr. Lauren Christine Harshman, an assistant professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, patients who took statins in addition to androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of their prostate cancer by approximately 10 months.