High HDL may reduce risk of prostate cancer recurrence

October 10, 2014 4:14 PM

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According to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, have found that high cholesterol may be associated with an increased risk for developing prostate cancer.

For the study, the researchers analyzed blood lipid levels from 843 men diagnosed with prostate cancer who had undergone a radical prostatectomy. All men had no history of taking statin medications that lower cholesterol.

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