Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk in the Physicians' Health Study.

@article{Chan2001DairyPC,
  title={Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk in the Physicians' Health Study.},
  author={J. Chan and M. J. Stampfer and J. Ma and P. Gann and J. Gaziano and E. Giovannucci},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={
          549-54
        }
}
  • J. Chan, M. J. Stampfer, +3 authors E. Giovannucci
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • BACKGROUND A high calcium intake, mainly from dairy products, may increase prostate cancer risk by lowering concentrations of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)], a hormone thought to protect against prostate cancer. The results of epidemiologic studies of this hypothesis are inconclusive. OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between dairy product and calcium intakes and prostate cancer risk in the Physicians' Health Study, a cohort of male US physicians. DESIGN At baseline… CONTINUE READING

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