Dairy products, calcium, and vitamin D and risk of prostate cancer.

  title={Dairy products, calcium, and vitamin D and risk of prostate cancer.},
  author={Jacqueline Chan and Edward L. Giovannucci},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  volume={23 1},
Dairy intake has been consistently associated with increased risk of prostate cancer in many epidemiologic studies conducted during the past two decades. The anticarcinogenic properties of vitamin D have been studied in the laboratory for many years, and 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25 D), the most potent vitamin D metabolite, has consistently been shown to inhibit prostate cancer cell growth and development. Recently, it has been reported that calcium, and specifically dairy calcium, may… CONTINUE READING
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