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, 8 September 2015

Statin use associated with increased risk of prostate cancer

This study was published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases 2005;8(4):316-20

Study title and authors:
Hypertriglyceridemia as a possible risk factor for prostate cancer.
Wuermli L, Joerger M, Henz S, Schmid HP, Riesen WF, Thomas G, Krek W, Cerny T, Gillessen S.
Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, Switzerland.

This study can be accessed at:

This study assessed various factors in patients with prostate cancer and compared them with patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. (Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an increase in size of the prostate gland without malignancy present and it is so common as to be normal with advancing age). The study included 504 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer and 565 age-matched patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Regarding statins, the study found that statin usage was 23% higher in the patients that had developed prostate cancer compared to the patients with an enlarged prostate.