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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, 2 August 2014

The association between statins and thyroid cancer

This study was published in Clinical Endocrinology (Oxf) 2014 Jul 30
Study title and authors:
Statin Use and Thyroid Cancer: A Population-Based Case-Control Study.
Hung SH, Lin HC, Chung SD.
Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
This study can be accessed at:

This study aimed to evaluate the association of statin use with thyroid cancer. The study included 500 subjects with thyroid cancer as cases and 2,500 gender- and age-matched subjects without thyroid cancer as controls.

The study found:
(a) Women who used statins had a 43% increased risk of thyroid cancer compared to women not taking statins.
(b) Men who used statins had a 28% increased risk of thyroid cancer compared to men not taking statins.