Anti-Hypertensive medicine & Breast Cancer

The first observational study of long-term antihypertensive use and breast cancer risk has found that calcium-channel blockers are associated with a more than 2-fold increased risk and that angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are associated with a reduced risk.

Women who had taken calcium-channel blockers for 10 years or more had more than
double the usual risk for invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDC) (odds ratio [OR], 2.4) and for invasive lobular breast carcinoma (ILC) (OR, 2.6). The researchers also observed a possible association between the long-term use of ACE inhibitors and reduced risks for both IDC (OR, 0.7) and ILC (OR, 0.6), although the risk estimate for IDC was within the limits of chance.



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