Long-term use of blood pressure drugs may increase risk of breast cancer

Women taking blood pressure drug for ten years or longer are associated with twice the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in the JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday.

The study said that the odds of developing ductal or lobular breast cancer increased by about two and a half times in women on long-term taking calcium channel blockers, which are used as medications to decrease blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

The study included 905 women aged 55 to 74 who were diagnosed with ductal breast cancer between 2000 and 2008, 1,055 women diagnosed with lobular breast cancer and 891 women without cancer who served as a comparison group.

Close to 40 percent of participants in each group took medication for high blood pressure.

One Response to “Long-term use of blood pressure drugs may increase risk of breast cancer”

  1. lichia ou
    2016年5月29日 at 下午9:58 #

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