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What’s good for the heart is good for the prostate

Cholesterol-lowering drug slows the growth of prostate tumors in mice

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12:58pm, February 26, 2009

It’s the medical equivalent of a buy one, get one free offer — for men at least. Take cholesterol-lowering drugs for your heart, and slow the growth of prostate tumors, too. Lower cholesterol levels limit the growth of blood vessels inside prostate tumors, scientists report.

In a new study, researchers implanted mice with human prostate cancer tumors and fed the mice either a high-cholesterol or a no-cholesterol diet. Half the

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