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Association Between the Use of Thiazide Diuretics and the Risk of Skin Cancers: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.

Regular intake of thiazide diuretics may promote the development of skin cancer.

​Thiazide diuretics are one of the most prescribed antihypertensive drugs. The study investigated the effect of the use of thiazide diuretics on the risk of skin cancer by means of a meta-analysis. A total of 9 studies were considered for this meta-analysis. 

Researchers discovered that the risk of skin cancer went up with the intake of thiazide diuretics. "Our results suggested that the use of thiazide diuretics may be associated with an increased risk of skin cancers," the authors concluded.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Shin D, Lee ES, Kim J, Guerra L, Naik D, Prida X.
  • Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA. Department of Internal Medicine, Louise A Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA. Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
Anti-hypertensive drugs and skin cancer risk: a re...
Anti-Hypertensive Medication Use, Soluble Receptor...

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