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Vitamin D and Calcium
New Research - NEW Recommendations?

Aired November 5, 2015

This webinar recalls the principal roles vitamin D and calcium serve in the human body, describes how nutrients - and vitamin D in particular - are like preventative maintenance of a complex machine, describes some of the consequences of inadequate intake of each nutrient, lists the principal sources of vitamin D and calcium, and recalls the optimal intake/input of each nutrient, with emphasis on differing needs at different life stages.



Robert P. Heaney, MD, FACP, FASN
John A. Creighton University Professor & Professor of Medicine
Creighton University Osteoporosis Research Center
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Robert P. Heaney, MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Robert Heaney is a clinical endocrinologist specializing in nutrition. Until 2014 he held the John A. Creighton University Professorship. He is world-renowned for providing nearly 50 years of advancements in our understanding of bone biology, osteoporosis, and human calcium and vitamin D physiology.


He is the author of three books and has published over 500 original papers, chapters, monographs, and reviews in scientific and educational fields. He has received numerous honors and awards. In 1990, he was awarded honorary membership in The American Dietetic Association, and in 1993 he was elected Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, both in recognition of his work in delineating human calcium absorptive performance and in defining human calcium requirements.












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