Past Articles

Calcium Reduces Colorectal Cancer

New research indicates calcium can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in women, and likely men too. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US with approximately 150,000 annually. Researchers tracked 45,000 cancer-free women for a period of 8.5 years while collecting valuable health information. Their findings showed those taking a minimum of 800 milligrams of calcium daily lowered their risk by 26 percent compared with those taking less than 530 milligrams daily. Those supplementing with more than 800 milligrams daily while also consuming greater than 412 milligrams of calcium through their diet lowered their risk by 46 percent.

Source: Reuters. January 27, 2005.