Statins are associated with reduced risk of gastric cancer: A meta-analysis

@article{Wu2013StatinsAA,
  title={Statins are associated with reduced risk of gastric cancer: A meta-analysis},
  author={Xiao-dan Wu and Kai Zeng and Fang-qin Xue and Jin-hua Chen and Yan-qing Chen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={69},
  pages={1855-1860}
}
  • Xiao-dan Wu, Kai Zeng, +2 authors Yan-qing Chen
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • BackgroundStatins are widely prescribed to reduce cholesterol levels in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. However, the debate about the effect of statins on cancer risk remains unsettled. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of utilization of statins with the risk of gastric cancer by carrying out a meta-analysis.MethodsA literature search was performed on PubMed and EMBASE up to March 2013 to identify the cohort or case–control studies or randomized… CONTINUE READING

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