Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Vitamin D and calcium might help prevent colorectal cancer

Calcium, vitamin D may ward off colorectal cancer Reuters/Yahoo!News 3/28/07 "People who consume relatively high levels of calcium and dairy products and take vitamin D supplements seem to be protected to some degree against colorectal cancer...Comparing the highest calcium intakes with the lowest, the risk of developing colorectal cancer was reduced by 30 percent for men and by 36 percent for women...Total vitamin D intake was inversely associated with colorectal cancer risk in men but not in women," Park and colleagues report...A high intake of dairy products also reduced the risk of colorectal cancer risk, especially for people who didn't take supplemental calcium; the risk reduction was 23 percent for men and 34 percent for women"

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