Calcium Recommendations and Prostate Cancer

Do you have any thoughts on the possible risk of prostate cancer from higher calcium intakes? In this study it seems unrelated to the animal/vegetable source, particularly for men with low BMI:

Those findings seem fairly weak. Back in 2003, I reviewed all the research on dairy and prostate cancer and it appeared that there might be a correlation, particularly in colder climates. There was a suspicion that it could be due to higher calcium intakes depressing vitamin D levels which in turn cause prostate cancer. I haven’t followed the research carefully since then.

But, in any case, I recommend 700 to 1,000 mg per day for vegans and that upper limit is the RDA so I do not think, and not that you were suggesting this, that I am endangering men with prostate cancer by suggesting such an amount.

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