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We thank Singh et al1 for their letter commenting on our recent paper.2 The authors briefly summarised current evidence regarding the chemopreventive effects of statins on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and noted the lack of analyses on the role of statins in HCC in our study.
We agree that the use of statins was found to be associated with a reduced risk of HCC according to previous studies.2 However, not only statins but also non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, thiazolidinediones, antiviral agents, etc, were all reported to be associated with a lower …
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