Category Archives: Cancer

cardiovascular health and magnesium

Colon Health – Polyps and Diet

Dr. Victor Marchione, M.D. – Colon polyps are small clumps of cells that form in the lining of the colon. Usually, colon polyps are harmless, but sometimes they can be indicative of a more serious condition such as colon cancer. Colon polyps can develop at any age, but are most commonly found in those over [...]

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Breast Cancer and Magnesium

Magnesium and Breast Cancer

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – The conclusion of a recent study (see below) about the effects of magnesium on breast cancer found that death after breast cancer is twice as likely without the intake of magnesium. A group of 1,170 women with breast cancer was followed for over 7 years at the end [...]

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Magnesium Research and Inflammation

Magnesium and Pancreatic Cancer

During an average of 6.8-year follow-up, 151 participants developed pancreatic cancer. Compared with those who met the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for magnesium intake, the multivariable-adjusted HRs (95% CIs) for pancreatic cancer were 1.42 (0.91, 2.21) for those with magnesium intake in the range of 75–99% RDA and 1.76 (1.04, 2.96) for those with magnesium [...]

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colon cancer

Magnesium Lowers Colon Cancer Risk

Researchers from the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine investigated the importance of serum magnesium and calcium levels on colon cancer risk. They found that serum magnesium levels were significantly lower – and that the ratio of calcium to magnesium was significantly higher – among men with high-grade or more aggressive colon cancer [...]

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colorectal tumor risk

Magnesium and Colorectal Tumor Risk

Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep;96(3):622-31. Epub 2012 Aug 1. Magnesium intake and colorectal tumor risk: a case-control study and meta-analysis. Wark PA, Lau R, Norat T, Kampman E. Source Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, and the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. [...]

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