TITLE

New insights into calcium, dairy and colon cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Holt, Peter R.; Fireman, Zvi
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
World Journal of Gastroenterology;7/28/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 28, p4429
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This paper is to review recent information about the relationship of calcium and dairy foods to colon cancer. The review focuses on primary prevention, discusses the potential components in dairy foods that might be anti-neoplastic, reviews the epidemiologic information and describes intervention studies demonstrating efficacy of calcium and vitamin D in reducing colorectal polyp recurrence. Since vitamin D is important in cancer prevention, pertinent data is discussed and potential mechanisms of actions presented. Calcium and vitamin D are important agents for the primary prevention of colorectal neoplasia.
ACCESSION #
35751477

 

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