A Swedish study reported in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that men who consume high levels of dairy foods have a lower risk for colorectal cancer. 

Researchers tracked the diet and health of 45,306 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and 79 for an average of 6.7 years for the study. All were cancer-free at the start of the study.

The men in the highest quartile of total calcium intake had a 32 percent lower risk for colorectal cancer when compared to men in the lowest quartile of calcium intake. In addition, researchers found that milk consumption had the strongest inverse association with colorectal cancer.

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Yahoo News, Reuters