Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.28027
Title: Calcium intake is not related to breast cancer risk among Singapore Chinese women
Authors: Li, J.
Koh, W.-P. 
Jin, A.-Z.
Yuan, J.-M.
Yu, M.C.
Butler, L.M.
Keywords: Asian
breast cancer
calcium intake
Chinese
cohort studies
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2013
Citation: Li, J., Koh, W.-P., Jin, A.-Z., Yuan, J.-M., Yu, M.C., Butler, L.M. (2013-08-01). Calcium intake is not related to breast cancer risk among Singapore Chinese women. International Journal of Cancer 133 (3) : 680-686. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.28027
Abstract: There is experimental evidence that calcium protects against breast cancer development. Prospective epidemiologic studies supporting a protective effect of calcium on breast cancer risk have mainly been limited to Western populations. We examined the association between calcium intake and breast cancer risk in the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a large population-based prospective cohort. Calcium intake and supplement use was assessed by in-person interviewer using a validated food frequency questionnaire. After a mean follow-up of 14.2±3.5 years, 823 cohort participants developed invasive breast cancer. Multivariate proportional hazards regression models were fitted to examine the associations between calcium intake and breast cancer risk. Vegetables were the primary food source of calcium in this study population, followed by dairy products, grains and soy foods. Calcium intake was not associated with breast cancer risk, comparing highest quartile (>345.6 mg/1,000 kcal/day) to lowest quartile (
Source Title: International Journal of Cancer
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108888
ISSN: 00207136
DOI: 10.1002/ijc.28027
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