October 29, 2014
A recent study suggests that taking calcium supplements might decrease the risk for developing colon cancer. Researchers conducted a comprehensive literature search for studies evaluating the effects of calcium intake on colon cancer risk published up to December 2013. The researchers found that with every 300 milligram increase of total daily calcium intake, colon cancer risk reduced by about 8 percent. When calcium supplements were used, every 300 milligram increase was linked to a 9 percent reduced risk.The authors concluded that consuming calcium in the diet and as supplements might reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
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Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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