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Research indicates calcium channel blockers linked to higher breast cancer risk

A new study shows that blood pressure medicines known as calcium channel blockers may be tied to higher breast cancer risk in older women.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A new study shows that blood pressure medicines known as calcium channel blockers may be tied to higher breast cancer risk in older women.

The research funded by the National Cancer Institute studied more than 1,700 women age 55 and older.

Those taking calcium channel blockers for 10 years or more had a two and a half times greater risk of two serious forms of breast cancer.

According to researchers, the exact connection between the drugs and breast cancer is still unclear.

Breast cancer can occur for a variety of reasons in women of all ages.

Researchers recommend talking to your doctor if you are taking calcium channel blockers and are concerned about breast cancer.

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