Calcium Found To Have Good Cancer Link?

February 24, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, women with a higher calcium intake have a lower risk of cancer.

The research was conducted by the National Cancer Institute, and showed that women who consumed the recommended 1200 milligrams of calcium a day had a much lower risk of developing cancer. They believe that this is due to the links already known between calcium and bone health.

The results also seem to have an effect on men, although at a lower percentage.

“Dairy food, which is relatively high in potentially anticarcinogenic nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and conjugated linoleic acid, has been postulated to protect against the development of colorectal and breast cancer,” the article states.

“In conclusion, our findings suggest that calcium intake consistent with current recommendations is associated with a lower risk of total cancer in women and cancers of the digestive system, especially colorectal cancer, in both men and women.”


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