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08 October 2012

Calcium promotes colon health

Calcium supplements are not only used to prevent and treat osteoporosis – it can promote colon health as well, a study has found.

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Calcium supplements are not only used to prevent and treat osteoporosis – it can promote colon health as well, a new study has found. Adequate intake of calcium (1000 mg per day) may help reduce the risk of cancer by cutting recurrence of even non-cancerous colorectal tumours.

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Learn more about colon health and a healthy lifestyle; go for a colonoscopy at age 50 – especially if you're male and there is a family history of colon cancer; eat a healthy, high-fibre diet, rich in fruit and vegetables; get regular exercise (aim for half an hour a day); and find out more about the benefits of a calcium supplement from your healthcare provider.

 

 
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