- the 20% of men with highest calcium intake had a 26% higher risk of prostate cancer than the 20% of men with lowest calcium intake.
- men who consumed over 2000 mg per day of calcium had 63% higher risk of developing prostate cancer than those consuming less than 1000 mg per day
- dairy intake was also associated with prostate cancer but not after correction for calcium suggesting that the risk from dairy is due to its calcium or a constituent related to calcium.
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