Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, October 29, 2018

While hypertension medication can help lower blood pressure levels, it might also increase your risk of lung cancer, according to a new report ... For the study, the authors examined the health records of 992,000 adults in the United Kingdom who were prescribed blood pressure drugs from 1995 to 2015. They were followed for more than six years, and the analysts considered their age, sex, weight, smoking status and other factors that could influence the findings.

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It would help to know what's going on. Two types of pharmaceutical drugs are used to treat hypertension. Common ACEIs include lisinopril, benazepril and enalapril, and common ARBs include azilsartan, candesartan and eprosartan mesylate. They found that those who used ACEIs had a 14% increased risk of lung cancer compared to those on ARBs. They noticed the association after five years of use and said the risk increased the longer the patients were on the medication. In fact, those who took it for 10 years had a 31% increased chance of a diagnosis.

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-29 03:26 PM | Reply

I take 2 Lisinoprils a day and I'm glad I do.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-29 05:18 PM | Reply

I guess Fat is really the new Smoking.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-29 06:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Baby aspirin is not on the list. Phew.

#4 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-10-29 08:57 PM | Reply

BREAKING NEWS!

Living is bad for your health!

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-10-30 09:08 PM | Reply

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