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Calcium and Vitamin D Work Together to Beat Colon Cancer

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Posted on Dec 13, 2003, 4 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Results of a recent study by researchers from Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire suggest that calcium and vitamin D work in unison to prevent the development of colon polyps that can lead to cancer. Dr Maria V Grau and colleagues studied the effects of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on 803 people who had previously had polyps.

Results of a recent study by researchers from Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire suggest that calcium and vitamin D work in unison to prevent the development of colon polyps that can lead to cancer. Dr Maria V Grau and colleagues studied the effects of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on 803 people who had previously had polyps. Results showed that participants who took supplementary vitamin D and calcium were 29% less likely to see their polyps return. However, neither supplement had any significant effect upon calcium recurrence when taken alone.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003;95:1765-1771.

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