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Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Protect the Heart and Prevent Against Gastric Cancer

Feb 8, 2016 1:00:59 PM / by Dalia Gaddis posted in bacteria, Cancer Immunology, Helicobacter pylori, research, Statins, stomach, Tumors

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Researchers find that statins can reduce gastric cancer by affecting the main causative bacteria, Helicobacter pylori.

It's a scientist’s dream: to find that an already known medication can treat a second and completely unrelated disease. This is what a research group recently may have found. The cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, might reduce gastric cancer incidence by affecting the bacteria that causes the cancer.

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