Pronunciation: (KAL-see-um)

A mineral needed for healthy teeth, bones, and other body tissues. It is the most common mineral in the body. A deposit of calcium in body tissues, such as breast tissue, may be a sign of disease.

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Date last modified: 2009-04-10Calcium and Cancer PreventionCalcio y la prevención del cáncer: solidez y límites de la evidencia científica