Vitamin D and Bone Health 1 of 2
Vitamin D plays an important role in protecting our bones and many vital organs. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious health problems. In this program, we discuss the role of Vitamin D in protecting us from disease. In part-two, you will learn the latest in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
- What is Vitamin D?
- Role of Sun exposure for Vitamin D
- Risks from Vitamin D deficiency
- Foods with Vitamin D
- Sunscreen vs. Vitamin D needs
- Vitamin Supplements
- Illnesses associated with Vitamin D deficiency
Dr. Elizabeth Streeten, a endocrinologist, medical geneticist and director of the bone and mineral health program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she is co-director of the Adult Genetics Clinic. Dr. Streeten is also an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: August 7, 2013