Elevated Calcium Levels In Blood Linked To Prostate Cancer

September 3, 2008

U.S. researchers have put out a new study linking high levels of calcium in the blood of men to an increased risk for fatal prostate cancer...Washington (ChattahBox) – U.S. researchers have put out a new study linking high levels of calcium in the blood of men to an increased risk for fatal prostate cancer.

The study, carried out by researchers and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, focused on a total of 2,814 men.

The government health survey questioned the men, and also took blood samples.

Researchers were then able to find a link between the calcium levels in their blood, and their risk of fatal prostate caner.

Splitting the group into three levels based on their calcium level in the blood, they saw the connection.

They noted that the top one-third had a risk that made them 2.68 times more likely to develop fatal prostate cancer, compared directly to the bottom one-third.

Blood tests could aid greatly in the future to protect people from these tumors.


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