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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25074346
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.