Statins for cancer?

The Daily Mail (at least they report this stuff) reports: They are commonly used to tackle high-cholesterol and protect against heart disease – but scientists in the U.S. claim that statins could also prove to be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer.

“The study claims Slimvastatin [sic], which is among the most commonly prescribed statins, was found to be effective when combined with the cancer drug flavopiridol.”

Simvastatin (aka Lipitor) is the best-selling statin of all time because it is undoubtedly better than much of the competition. However, early classes of statins all increased death rates, so Lipitor and its peer products clearly do something different. Read my book.

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