“Calcium Reduces Tumors”
Phoenix Republic wrote an article about cancer entitled “Calcium Reduces Tumors” that the New England Journal of Medicine reported “adding calcium to the diet can keep you from getting tumors in your large intestine”.
“Calcium reduces risk of colorectal polyps”
People who have had colorectal polyps — benign tumors that can develop into cancer — have less risk of developing recurrent polyps if they take calcium supplements each day, according to a report in the January 14th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine……Approximately 9 months after treatment started and again approximately 36 months later, the investigators performed colonoscopy …… The reduction of risk became apparent even earlier, the study group found. Between the beginning of treatment and the first colonoscopy, the risk of developing at least one adenoma was 25% lower in the calcium group than in the placebo group. The average number of polyps was 30% lower.
“Supplemental Calcium for the Prevention of Hip Fracture”
“Osteoporotic hip fractures are largely preventable with the intake of recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D”…. “nearly 300,000 American women and men suffer hip fractures….. in 1995, 290,327 patients age 50 or older were discharged from U.S. hospitals with a primary diagnosis of hip fracture, at an estimated direct cost of $5.6 billion……direct medical costs would have been avoided in 1995 if hip fracture patients age 50 or older had consumed about 1,200 mg/day of supplemental calcium for 34 months.”