Yes, there’s yet another reason for lively ladies to up their calcium intake: It fights breast cancer! And drinking milk is a particularly good way to do it, because both calcium and vitamin D have been associated with this preventive effect in animals.
Results from a recent study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston suggest that women with higher calcium and vitamin D intake have a lower risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer. The connection isn’t conclusive, but given the other health benefits of increasing your calcium intake, what do you have to lose?
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