High dietary intake of magnesium may decrease risk of colorectal cancer in Japanese men.

@article{Ma2010HighDI,
  title={High dietary intake of magnesium may decrease risk of colorectal cancer in Japanese men.},
  author={Enbo Ma and Shizuka Sasazuki and Manami Inoue and Motoki Iwasaki and Norie Sawada and Ribeka Takachi and Shoichiro Tsugane},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={779-85}
}
Magnesium maintains genomic stability and is an essential cofactor for DNA synthesis and repair. Magnesium intake has been reported to be inversely associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in Western populations. This study examined the association between dietary intake of magnesium and CRC risk in Japanese men and women aged 45-74 y. Data from 40,830 men and 46,287 women, at the 5-y follow-up of the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study, who responded to a 138-item FFQ were… CONTINUE READING
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