whether angiotensin receptor blockers increase cancer or cardiovascular risk

See updated FDA information that ARBs do not increase the risk of cancer

There's controversy about whether angiotensin receptor blockers increase cancer or cardiovascular risk.

ARBs and cancer. A recent analysis suggests that ARBs are associated with a small increased risk of cancer...about 1 more case for every 143 patients using an ARB instead of placebo for 4 years.

One theory is that angiotensin might be involved in cell growth. ARBs increase free angiotensin by blocking its receptors.

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