New research links higher consumption of calcium -- especially when a supplement is taken -- with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. The study of more than 45,000 women found those who consumed at least 800 milligrams of calcium daily had a 26% lower risk of the disease, compared to those who consumed less than 530 milligrams. Women who consumed more than 412 milligrams of calcium from dietary sources and also took more than 800 milligrams in supplement form reduced their risk by 46%.

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