Calcium tied to lower cancer risk in older people

Feb 23, 2009 By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

(AP) -- A study in nearly half a million older men and women bolsters evidence that diets rich in calcium may help protect against some cancers. The benefits were mostly associated with foods high in calcium, rather than calcium tablets.



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