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  • Posted: 06/28/2011

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Stanford study finds calcium plus vitamin D may reduce melanoma risks in some women:

A combination of calcium and vitamin D may cut the chance of melanoma in half for some women at high risk of developing this life-threatening skin cancer, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

Click here to read full release from Stanford University.

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