Calcium reduces lung cancer risk among female non-smokers

Calcium intake and lung cancer risk among female nonsmokers: a report from the Shanghai Women's Health Study.

In this study, the relationship between calcium and other minerals with the risk of lung cancer in non-smokers was studied. For this purpose 71,267 female non-smokers, not suffering from cancer, were interviewed using a questionnaire on their dietary habits. After an average period of 11.2 years the surveyed group was re-examined. The results show that an increased calcium intake plays an important role in the prevention of lung cancer. Further details can be found in the study.
Takata Y, Shu XO, Yang G, Li H, Dai Q, Gao J, Cai Q, Gao YT, Zheng W. Calcium intake and lung cancer risk among female nonsmokers: a report from the Shanghai Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jan;22(1):50-7.



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