Benzodiazepine use possibly increases cancer risk: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Taiwan.

@article{Kao2012BenzodiazepineUP,
  title={Benzodiazepine use possibly increases cancer risk: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Taiwan.},
  author={Chia-Hung Kao and Li-min Sun and Shih-Ni Chang and Fung-Chang Sung and Chih-Hsin Muo and Ji-An Liang},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={
          e555-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible association between benzodiazepine use and subsequent cancer risk in Taiwan. METHOD In this population-based retrospective cohort study, we used data from 1996 to 2000 from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance system to investigate the possible association between benzodiazepine use and cancer risk. The exposure cohort (mean age = 47.9 years, standard deviation [SD] = 17.3 years) consisted of 59,647 patients with benzodiazepine use. Each patient from the… CONTINUE READING

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