Statins, which help to slash cholesterol levels, do not cause cancer, a recent major study has revealed. Statins had previously been linked to an increased risk of developing tumors. However, the latest research conducted by statins expert Professor Rory Collin of Oxford University has dismissed any link to cancer, reports the Daily Express. Along with a team from the University of Sydney in Australia, the researchers looked at data on 170,000 patients around the world who were given either statins or a dummy pill. However, the rate of cancer was found the same among those taking statins as it was for those taking the placebo. "These findings are extremely reassuring for patients," said Professor Collins, British Heart Foundation professor of medicine and epidemiology at Oxford University. "Statins are one of the most effective known therapies for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes and this study should reassure the millions of people who are taking them worldwide," he added.Source: ANI << Safety a Priority for Workers Ludhiana Hit By Gastroenteritis Outbreak >> Recommended Reading Cholesterol Cholesterol is produced by the body (liver) and is essential for normal body functioning. READ MORE Cholesterol - The Enigma Chemical The word 'Cholesterol' rings danger bells as soon as it is mentioned. This important chemical is important for the normal metabolism of the body and is dangerous only if present in excess. READ MORE Quiz on Cancer Cancer, is the second most leading cause of death worldwide. Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Take this quiz on and test how much you know about ... READ MORE Will Supply of Statins With Burgers, Fries Help Reduce Heart Risk? Fast food restaurants could hand out free cholesterol-busting statin drugs with their burgers and fries so customers can offset the heart disease risks caused by the food, researchers said. READ MORE Natural Remedies for Cholesterol – How Effective Are They? Certain natural remedies are effective in controlling high cholesterol, when aided by lifestyle changes. READ MORE Statins Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms but also offering several health benefits. READ MORE Tattoos A Body Art Tattoos are a rage among college students who sport it for the ‘cool dude’ or ‘cool babe’ look READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug - Food Interactions Sanatogen Vent Forte (Theophylline) More News on: CholesterolCancer and HomeopathyCancer FactsCholesterol - The Enigma ChemicalCancerTattoos A Body ArtStatinsNatural Remedies for Cholesterol – How Effective Are They?