Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Calcium and vitamin D pills may not help against breast cancer

Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements does not reduce the chances of developing breast cancer in a U.S. study of women's health, according to findings released on Monday, but some women may benefit and more study was needed to confirm the findings. "We can't yet make a general recommendation about how much calcium and vitamin D individuals should take each day as supplements," said Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, the study's lead author. One nutrition expert said the new results were unreliable, in part because women were allowed to take supplements besides what they were given as part of the study. Earlier research had suggested that vitamin D and calcium supplements may protect women from breast cancer, which is expected to kill about 41,000 U.S. women this year. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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