Shorter acting calcium channel blockers linked to breast cancer
As per a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, risk of breast cancer more than doubled in post-menopausal women who took Calcium Channel Blockers for ten years or longer, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal
By: HEART CARE FOUNDATION OF INDIA
No increased risk of breast cancer was observed among women taking diuretics, beta blockers, ace inhibitors or AR blockers.
This is another study which confirms that no drugs are safe if taken for longer period of time.
Every effort should be made to reduce or get rid of them by adopting to proper lifestyle interventions.
The study needs a replication as if the study is true, it will mean another major modifiable risk factors for breast cancer will be Calcium Channel Blockers.
The data also suggests a great risk of the cancer among current users of shorter acting calcium channel blockers which are fortunately not in popular use for the management of hypertension in today’s practice.
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