Calcium Causes More Advanced Cancer in Black Men

Calcium and Cancer in Black Men

Calcium and Prostate Cancer

Calcium Causes More Advanced Cancer in Black Men
Black men should avoid calcium supplements and too much dairy

A number of studies have found that higher calcium intake was associated with an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer, specifically in Black men. Black men who consumed more milk and dairy products tended to have more advanced and aggressive cancers. The study found that the link between calcium intake and prostate cancer was strongest among men with a family history of prostate cancer.

Another study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that men who reported the highest intake of calcium were two times more likely than those who reported the lowest intake to have localized and advanced prostate cancer. Genetically, men with a genotype associated with poor calcium absorption were 59 percent less likely to develop advanced prostate cancer than men with the best calcium absorption.

Calcium and Lung Cancer

Calcium intake and lung cancer have also been studied, and while there is still ongoing research, some studies suggest that higher calcium intake may be associated with a lower risk of lung cancer. However, it is important to note that these findings are not conclusive, and more research is needed to fully understand the relationship between calcium intake and lung cancer risk.

Advanced Cancer in Black Men

These findings have significant implications for the health of Black men. It highlights the importance of considering individual factors, such as genetics, when assessing dietary recommendations and potential cancer risks.

There have been many articles touting the benefits of calcium supplements and dairy products for European Americans, but studies have proved that Black men suffer the opposite and don’t get as much exposure.

Advice Should Be Tailored to Your Risk

Further research in this area can help inform targeted interventions and strategies to reduce the risk of advanced prostate cancer in Black men.

Advanced Cancer in Black Men

These findings suggest that dietary recommendations for Black men should take into account the potential risks associated with higher calcium intake.

Zinc supplements, on the other hand, are a great idea for Black men and vitamin D supplements are essential. For these reasons, it is advisable for healthcare professionals to provide personalized dietary guidance that considers individual factors, such as genetics, in order to reduce the risk of disease.

GNetX Sequence Multivitamins for African Americans

GNetX Sequence Multivitamins have NO ADDED Calcium in either the men or women tablets as a way to minimize the risk from calcium supplements.

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