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How Statins May Protect Men's Urologic Health

May 26, 200915 min
Host: Lee Freedman, MD

Guest: R. Jeffrey Karnes, MD

Guest: Jennifer St. Sauver, PhD

Three recent observational studies from the Olmsted County Study of Urinary Health Status among Men, which is a cohort study of male residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, have shown that statins may have a protective effect on prostate health. How might statins reduce the risk of prostate cancer, prostate enlargement and erectile dysfunction? Tune in to hear two of the study authors discuss this exciting new research: Dr. Jeffrey Karnes, assistant professor in urologic oncology, and Dr. Jennifer St. Sauver, assistant professor of epidemiology, both from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Lee Freedman hosts.

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