Harvard warns of high calcium-prostate cancer
According to an 11-year study recently completed by researchers
from Harvard University Medical School, too much dietary calcium
can increase men's risk of developing prostate cancer. The study
found a correlation between the incidence of prostate cancer and
dairy intake, with participants facing a 34% greater risk of developing
the disease if they were among the top 20% of dairy products consumers.
The researchers concluded, "These findings may serve to interject
a note of caution into the current enthusiastic promotion of a
higher intake of calcium in the US." However, Dr. June Chanl,
lead author of the report, told HealthWorld, "This
is a 'head's up' rather than the sounding of an alarm." Justfood.com,
September 25, 2001.
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