Association between statin use and colorectal cancer risk: a meta-analysis of 42 studies

@article{Liu2013AssociationBS,
  title={Association between statin use and colorectal cancer risk: a meta-analysis of 42 studies},
  author={Yanqiong Liu and Weizhong Tang and Jian You Wang and Li Xie and Taijie Li and Yu He and Yan Deng and Qiliu Peng and Shan Li and Xue Qin},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={237-249}
}
  • Yanqiong Liu, Weizhong Tang, +7 authors Xue Qin
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Cancer Causes & Control
  • PurposeThere is a long-standing debate about whether statins have chemopreventive properties against colorectal cancer (CRC), but the results remain inconclusive. We therefore present a meta-analysis to investigate the association between statin use and risk of CRC.MethodsA comprehensive literature search was undertaken through July 2013 looking for eligible studies. Pooled relative risk (RR) estimates and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were used to calculate estimated effect.ResultsForty-two… CONTINUE READING

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