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Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Prevent Colon Cancer

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Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of death by cancer around the world. Now, researchers from the University of Hong Kong have found that two kinds of blood pressure drugs may help prevent the disease. 

For their study, the researchers examined health records from almost 200,000 adults in Hong Kong between 2005 and 2013. In particular, they looked at those taking Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), drugs used to lower blood pressure by relaxing and opening up narrowed blood vessels.

They found that patients ...