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URO TODAY: Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer diagnosis, a survey of nearly 2500 men found. READ MORE>

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LA TIMES:  Two studies and a review of previous studies address the widely prescribed cholesterol drugs: one questions their use as a preventive measure; another suggests they help prostate cancer patients. READ MORE>

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MAY 29: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK: Researchers have reviewed a variety of prostate cancer prevention strategies, including use of 5α-reductase inhibitors, statins (a class of compounds used to reduce cholesterol), NSAIDs, selenium, vitamins E and D, lycopene, allium vegetables (garlic, scallions, onions, chives, and leeks), soy/isoflavones, and green tea polyphenols. READ MORE>

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REUTERS:  Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may protect men against prostate cancer and other urological complaints.

A clinical study following 2447 men over 15 years found those taking statins were less likely to develop prostate cancer. Just 6% of men on statins were diagnosed with prostate cancer, with non-statin users three times more likely to develop the disease, Mayo Clinic researchers have reported at the American Urological Association meeting in Chicago.  READ MORE>

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