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Statin use and thyroid cancer: a population-based case-control study.

Regular intake of statins may promote the development of thyroid cancer in women.

​This study examined the use of statin medications in relation to the subsequent development of thyroid cancer. Researchers assessed the statin usage and occurrence of thyroid cancer among more than 3,000 Taiwanese men and women. 

Researchers found a surge in thyroid cancer risk among females using statin drugs. This 2015 study of Taiwanese men and women revealed a positive association between statin use and thyroid cancer risk in women.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Hung SH, Lin HC, Chung SD.
  • Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, General Cathay Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
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