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does the medication tricor (fenofibrate) for high triglycerides increase risk of colon cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: There were concerns decades ago about Clofibrate but they came to nothing. I searched the nih database for the past 20 years and found nothing, and it makes no sense biologically. If it did, the research piranhas would have grabbed it up -- it's all about trying to discover and prove something. The fibrates have saved many, many lives and i would not be concerned.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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