Dairy products, calcium and prostate cancer risk

Br J Cancer. 2006 Dec 4;95(11):1582-5. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6603475. Epub 2006 Nov 14.

Abstract

In a prospective study of 10,011 men with 815 prostate cancer cases, despite plausible biological mechanisms, neither increasing intake levels of dairy products nor calcium from dairy products (P trend; 0.23 and 0.64, respectively), or calcium supplements was associated with prostate cancer risk (relative risk, 1.05; 95% confidence interval, 0.84-1.31).

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Calcium, Dietary / adverse effects*
  • Dairy Products / adverse effects*
  • Dietary Supplements / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

Substances

  • Calcium, Dietary