This will come as a big surprise to anyone who thought blood pressure drugs did protect against colorectal cancer—and who also thought that psoriasis cream was a great cure for headaches and a fabric store would be a dandy place to buy a hammer. The rest us you can just continue on with your day. OK, for anyone left, it’s true that hypertension drugs known as beta blockers do reduce the hormone norepinephrine, and some animal studies have shown that norepinephrine encourages the growth of some cancer cells, but investigators at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg found no real benefit in a newer study. So there’s a there there. Still, here’s hoping the grant application was written better than the press release.
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