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:
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.