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Study: Hypertension medications may reduce CRC risk

Patients who took medications for hypertension have a 22% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to a study published in Hypertension. Researchers studied nearly 198,000 records of patients who took ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers and found that the reduced risk was over a three-year period and that patients with a history of colon polyps and those who were at least 55 years old also benefited from the hypertension treatments.

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