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Certain Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Lung Cancer

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

ACE inhibitors (ACEIs), aka angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs, are often a first-line treatment for high blood pressure. But a new study shows that, effective as they are, one of the side effects of ACEIs — as compared to a different class of blood pressure drugs, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) — is an increased risk of lung cancer. Findings published in the BMJ show that this may be linked to a buildup of protein-like chemicals called bradykinin and...

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