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Higher circulating vitamin D level associated with lower colorectal cancer risk | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Participants who had circulating vitamin D levels under 30 nmol/L had a 31% higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to those with levels between 50 and 62.5 nmol/L.
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Calcium supplements may increase the risk of sessile polyps, study finds | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
The trial randomly assigned patients with a history of at least one adenoma to receive 1,200 mg of elemental calcium per day, 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day, both supplements, or placebo for a treatment period of three to five years.
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