Study finds orlistat does not raise CRC risk short-term

09/16/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A population-based study found the anti-obesity drug orlistat does not appear to raise the short-term risk of colorectal cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They cautioned, however, that because of study limitations, the possibility that long-term use of orlistat may raise CRC risk cannot be excluded.

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