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Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People
Date:4/10/2013

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"These patients should increase their calcium intake to reduce the risks," Zhu said in an association news release.

The findings could lead to genetic tests to identify people who would benefit from higher calcium intake, the researchers said. Although the research showed an association between increased calcium intake and lowered risk of adenomas, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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The American Cancer Society has more about colorectal cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, April 10, 2013


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