HIGH CALCIUM and HEAVY VITAMIN USE
(© 9 February, 2012: Dr.V.M.Palaniappan, Ph.D.)
High calcium intake has been linked to prostate cancer.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium is 1,000 mg per day for men, and 1,500 mg for women. (These should be less for Asians.)
Another study conducted by Chan (2001) in Harvard University, Boston, says that men with a high intake of calcium from dairy products seem to have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
My Findings & Interpretation:
Since 1998 (Palaniappan,1998) I have been emphasising that it is calcium that gives rise to the whole range of problems including nearly all obesity-related problems and ALL cancers.
In the absence of vitamin-D, the cells in the soft tissues absorb this calcium, enlarge in their size (hypertrophy), and split to give rise to (hyperplasia) cancers.
If the person happens to be consuming calcium rich foods, especially IN LIQUID FORMS, then the process of prostate cancer development gets speeded up.
The above being the case, if the person takes calcium supplements or even calcium-enriched foods, the whole process gets accelerated much more speedily than in the previously described cases.
When Dr. Leitzmann writes "heavy multivitamin use", it is quiet probable that only the Vitamin-D component in THAT multivitamin composition has been working, while all the rest had no effect.
Vitamin-D present in the multivitamin sources will have the capacity to fix the free calcium - in the bones, and not in the soft cells of the prostate gland.