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

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Statin use increases the risk of breast and prostate cancer

This study was published in Epidemiology 2002 May;13(3):262-7
Study title and authors:
Statin use and the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Shapiro S.
Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, MA 02446, USA.
This study can be accessed at:

This study assessed the relationship of statin use to the risk of breast and prostate cancer. The study included 1,132 women with breast cancer and 1,009 men with prostate cancer who were compared with 1,331 women and 1,387 men without breast or prostate cancer.

The study found:
(a) Women using statins had a 50% increased risk of breast cancer compared to women not using statins.
(b) Men using statins had a 20% increased risk of prostate cancer compared to men not using statins.