Magnesium and rectal ca risk.
After a mean follow-up of nearly 15 years, women with magnesium intakes in the top quintile (at least 255 mg/day) had a rectal cancer risk that was 55% lower than the risk in women with magnesium intakes in the bottom quintile (less than 209 mg/day). Risk reductions were 52%, 46%, and 36%, respectively, in the second-highest, third-highest, and fourth-highest quintiles. The prospective study included about 61,000 women in the Swedish Mammography Cohort who completed a questionnaire between 1987 and 1990 and a second questionnaire in 1997 (JAMA 2005;293:86-9).
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|Title Annotation:||CLINICAL CAPSULES|
|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2005|
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