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Glossary: statin, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

statin

(STA-tin)

Any of a group of drugs that lower the amount of cholesterol and certain fats in the blood. Statins inhibit a key enzyme that helps make cholesterol. Statin drugs are being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

2004-10-25

2005-05-19

Statins and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet