Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows how commonly used blood pressure drugs increase the risk of lip cancer by two to four times.
The research conducted through the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Northern, California is considered preliminary but has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
It indicates that commonly used blood pressure drugs increase the risk of lip cancer by two to four times. The study involved over 23-thousand participants and included an examination of pharmacy data, as well as cancer registry information to compare the relationship between blood pressure medications and lip cancer.
The study also looked at the duration of taking blood pressure drugs. It turns out that with certain blood pressure medications the risk increases as the duration of drug use increases. It came as no surprise to researchers that smokers who participated in the study were more likely to get lip cancer than non-smokers.
The beta blocker atenolol was tested and didn’t appear to increase the risk of lip cancer. This drug doesn’t increase susceptibility to sun damage, while many other blood pressure drugs do.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in 3 American adults has a blood pressure problem. Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “The vascular system is connected to a number of health related issues that are costing lives. Vascular ailments can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure.”
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says, “Lip cancer is more prevalent among white men over the age of 50. Studies indicate that many are likely to develop this form of the cancer due occupation-related sun exposure, combined with greater use of both alcohol and tobacco. The bottom lip is about 12 times more likely to be affected. If you were to get lip cancer, researchers from Northern California say it is treatable and rarely spreads.”
(SOURCE: “Archives of Internal Medicine”, Antihypertensive Drugs and Lip Cancer in Non-Hispanic Whites, August 2012)
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