Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers

04:00 EST 14 Feb 2020 |

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking -- cholesterol-lowering statins -- may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk" form of the disease, new research suggests. High-risk patients...

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Statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drug used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver. Increased cholesterol levels have been as...