Vitamin D and Bone Health 2 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. This segment describes the latest in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.

Part two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Osteoporosis
    • Risk factors
    • Symptoms
  • Common fracture sites
  • Bone density scans
  • Osteoporosis medicines
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Osteopenia
  • Calcium: Food sources and supplements

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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