Findings on Statin Drugs and Cancer

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), Thomas B. Newman, M.D., MPH, and co-workers show that all cholesterol-lowering drugs, both the early drugs known as fibrates (Clofibrate, Gemfibrozil) and the newer drugs known as statins (Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor), caused cancer in rodents at the equivalent doses used by humans.

Researchers believe that the connection between statins and cancer may be linked to T cells. T cells, or Tregs, are white blood cells that help fight off infection. They can also be helpful in attacking some types of cancer. Because statins lead to a constant increase in T cells, the body’s other tumor fighting immune responses may be weakened over time.

A March 2015 editorial found in the Journal of Clinical Oncology the Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, confirmed:

Statins Do Not Protect Against Cancer: Quite the Opposite”

 

Were You Denied Your VA Benefits?

 

If you were prescribed a statin while you were in military service and later developed cancer, the statin drug may have caused or accelerated your condition beyond its normal progression.  You may be entitled to VA benefits for the resulting disabilities you suffer from today.

Call our office today at 800-861-7262 for a free consultation.  As a certified VA Attorney, Peter S. Cameron can help you determine if your current medical condition is service-connected and what benefits you are entitled to receive. We will help you through the VA appeal process if you have been denied your benefits.

 

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