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Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Could Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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Taking cholesterol lowering drugs called statins may offset the risk of dying from prostate cancer.

New Jersey researchers followed hundreds of middle aged men.

They found men who died of prostate cancer were half as likely to have taken statins at the time.

The drugs may not ward off cancer but the study suggests a link between controlling cholesterol and surviving the disease.