Blood pressure pills taken by MILLIONS worldwide ‘raise your risk of lung cancer’, scientists warn
They said that although a 14 per cent increased risk might not seem very much, ‘small relative effects could translate into large absolute numbers of patients at risk for lung cancer’.
The researchers added: ‘Given the potential impact of our findings, they need to be replicated in other settings, particularly among patients exposed for longer durations.’
But Professor Stephen Evans, an expert on the effects of drugs at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said it was unlikely that the drugs were causing lung cancer.
‘Drawing strong conclusions and talking about public health impact in this situation seems premature,’ he said.