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.

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This page was last updated: August 7, 2013

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