High-calcium, low-lactose diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women

High-calcium, low-lactose diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women

A diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, research indicates. The work also found sun exposure in the summer months may reduce the risk of developing the disease in this population. Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and and other U.S. health and academic institutions shows a diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women. The work, which appears in the latest edition of the British Journal of Cancer, also found sun exposure in the summer months may reduce the risk of developing the disease in this population.

Dairy, calcium, vitamin D and ovarian cancer risk in African–American women. British Journal of Cancer, 2016; DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2016.289

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