Low “Good” Cholesterol May Signal Cancer

Cancer May Lower HDL  Cholesterol, Study Finds

Cancer may lower good, HDL cholesterol and low total cholesterol may be a sign of undiagnosed cancer, a long-running study following nearly thirty thousand men for almost 20 years has discovered.   A related study suggests that lowering total cholesterol may help men reduce risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

Anti-Cholesterol Statins May Yield Triple Benefits for Men’s Prostate and Sexual Health

For Men, keeping cholesterol low protects against prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction

Statins, drugs widely prescribed to lower cholesterol, may have protective effects on prostate health and on male erectile function. A large Mayo Clinic study co-sponsored by Merck and Kaiser Permanente looked at possible effects of statins on three different aspects of urological health – prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and prostate enlargement.

Statins May Lower PSA, But Do They Cut Cancer Risk?

New effort to find out if anti-cholesterol drugs can help reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer

Popular cholesterol-busting drugs called statins appear to lower men’s PSA values along with their cholesterol levels according to researchers in the Duke Prostate Center and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. But whether the drugs prevent prostate cancer growth or just mask it is not known yet.