Posts Tagged ‘Calcium’

AUGUST 2: LOS ANGELES TIMES:  Long considered just a supplement consumed with calcium for bone health, vitamin D may have untapped potential in fighting or preventing disease, suggests an explosion of new research. READ MORE>

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calcitrimJULY 31: PROSTABLOG NZ: Prostate cancer patients who think drinking calcium-fortified trim milk  is a good way to maintain health need to read this.

In fact, the calcium milk (Calci-Trim in NZ) is the last thing prostate survivors should be touching, says leading Kiwi immunologist (and cancer survivor) Dr Richard Forster.

It’s quite the wrong thing to do, he told the NZ Prostate Cancer Foundation at its annual conference.

“Get your calcium from slow-release sources – like almonds,” he says. And go for soy milk.

Read more of Dr Forster’s advice – and how he and science colleague Dr Jim Watson are working on new treatments for advanced cancer – in Prostablog soon.

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JULY 27: URO TODAY: Higher pre-treatment blood serum levels of calcium, albumin and haemoglobin are good prognostic factors for patients with metastatic prostatic cancer on hormone treatment, irrespective of tumour grading. READ MORE>

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JULY 9: URO TODAY:  Men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer are at risk for bone loss and should receive appropriate bone density monitoring and preventive advice about calcium, vitamin D, exercise, and fall prevention. READ MORE>

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