Oral calcium suppresses increased rectal epithelial proliferation of persons at risk of colorectal cancer.

@article{Rozen1989OralCS,
  title={Oral calcium suppresses increased rectal epithelial proliferation of persons at risk of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Paul Rozen and Zvi Fireman and Nancy Fine and Yohanan Wax and Elaine Ron},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={650-5}
}
Dietary calcium may inhibit colonic carcinogenesis promoted by high fat, phosphate, and low fibre diets. In persons at risk for colon cancer oral calcium supplements significantly suppress increased rectal epithelial proliferation. This was studied in a cohort of 35 volunteers: 26 first degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients and nine who had had colonic adenomas (mean age 51.6 years, 17 (49%) men, all negative for large bowel neoplasia). 1.25-1.5 g elemental calcium was given in divided… CONTINUE READING

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