Is Long-term Use of Benzodiazepine a Risk for Cancer?

  title={Is Long-term Use of Benzodiazepine a Risk for Cancer?},
  author={Usman Iqbal and Phung-Anh Alex Nguyen and Shabbir Syed-Abdul and Hsuan-Chia Yang and Chih-Wei Huang and Wen-Shan Jian and Min-Huei Hsu and Yun Yen and Yu-Chuan Li},
The carcinogenicity of benzodiazepines (BZDs) is still unclear. We aimed to assess whether long-term benzodiazepines use is risk for cancer.We conducted a longitudinal population-based case-control study by using 12 years from Taiwan National Health Insurance database and investigated the association between BZDs use and cancer risk of people aged over 20 years. During the study period, 42,500 cases diagnosed with cancer were identified and analyzed for BZDs use. For each case, six eligible… CONTINUE READING
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