Breast Cancer Risk Not Increased By Common Blood Pressure Medications, According To Study

Breast Cancer Risk Not Increased By Common Blood Pressure Medications, According To Study
shutterstock_229156486A new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah shows that women taking medication to control their blood pressure (calcium channel blockers) are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer. The research outcomes were presented in Chicago at the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific on November 19. The research team assessed records of more than 3,700 women without any history of breast cancer and who had long-term usages of calcium channel blocker drugs that help to control their blood pressure. The team found a minimal increase regarding risks of breast cancer in a single study and a 50 percent reduced risk in a second one, which led researchers to recommend the continued use of these medications since they are crucial to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Jeffery Anderson, MD, investigator at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and cardiologist, said in a press release: “We found no robust data
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