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Got (Enough) Vitamin D?—"Current Controversies in Medicine" STEP Event Series

Date: 
February 7, 2013 - 9:00a.m. ET to 11:00a.m. ET
Speaker Info: 

Dr. Clifford Rosen, Maine Medical Center Research Institute—“Vitamin D: Biological and Clinical Perspectives”
Dr. Cindy Davis, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements—“Vitamin D and Cancer: What We Know and Do Not Know”
Dr. Christine Taylor, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements—“State of Play for Vitamin D Recommendations”

Event Description

A STEP “Current Controversies in Medicine” Event

The Staff Training in Extramural Programs (STEP) is hosting “Got (Enough) Vitamin D?” Vitamin D is vital for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and skin. New evidence suggests that this natural substance is also involved in immune and muscle functions. Yet abnormal vitamin D levels may play key roles in cancer, infertility, and other disorders. What is this essential substance, how is it made in the body, and what does it really do for us? What are optimal levels of vitamin D, and how are they affected by genetics, environment, age, and diet? Join us to learn more about the “sunshine” vitamin’s role in human health and disease.

Building 38A, Lister Hill Auditorium

This will be VideoCast live at videocast.nih.gov/ and archived at videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=166.