Calcium…Not Just For Bones

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, The Associated Press, Mar. 19, 2002

Calcium intake of at least 700mg a day has recently been shown to reduce the risk of some types of cancer, including left side colon cancer (the last segment of the large intestine) in both women and men. This research is based on the data gathered from the 88,000 women in the Nurses Health Study and the 47,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. The latter found that those who got 700-800mg of calcium had a 40-50% decreased incidence of left-side colon cancer. The studies’ results obviously show that calcium supplementation is more beneficial than the narrow belief that it’s just for bone health. Please consult your Doctor of Chiropractic for proper advising on the dose and form of calcium best suited for your needs.