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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 led by Wai Leung, MD, that was 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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