Worried because there is no evidence that cholesterol drugs improve health or extend life and might even be dangerous? Read this report by the Associated Press and carried by many newspapers.
PHILADELPHIA - A combination of aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs, already used by millions of Americans to keep their hearts healthy , may also significantly lower their risk of colon cancer. [Did subjects die sooner of other causes?]IN OTHER WORDS, WE ONLY FIND OUT IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH THAT THIS ENTIRE REPORT, DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE A DANGEROUS CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUG TO ALL PATIENTS, IS NOT BASED ON HUMAN STUDIES, BUT RATHER ON AN UNTESTED THEORY?!?? AND THIS MAKES NEWS??
New research presented early this seek suggests tha these two ubiquitous medicines appear to offer a potent - if unintended - shield against a disease that kills about 48,000 a year in the U. S.
Data from both people and animal studies suggest that together they may eliminate cells in the earliest stages of cancer before they grow into full-blown malignancy.
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No human studies have been set up specifically to TEST these theories. However, data are available from several large studies on heart patients.