The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Statins and Cancer: A Potential Link?

This post includes a summary of a study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics 15 May 2009

Study title and authors:
Statins and Cancer: A Potential Link?
Thompson, Joseph S MS; Sood, Aditya BS; Arora, Rohit MD, FACC, FAHA
This paper can be accessed at:

This paper is a review of the scientific evidence concerning statins (and other cholesterol lowering drugs) and the risk of cancer.

The review found:
(a) Results from the Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis (SEAS) study unveiled a potential increased risk of cancer and cancer death for individuals taking the well-known drug combination of ezetimibe/simvastatin.
(b) There are numerous studies that have found potential links between statins and various forms of cancer.
(c) Many studies show small correlations between statin use and increased incidence of cancer.

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