The D-Lightfully Controversial Vitamin D: Health from Birth
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Events

The D-Lightfully Controversial Vitamin D: Health from Birth Until Death

20Oct2021
  • 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Qatar Biomedical Research Institute QBRI
  • Webex Events

This webinar will highlight the importance of vitamin D for disease prevention throughout a person's lifetime. 

Discussions will include what it means to be vitamin-D deficient and effective ways to treat and prevent the deficiency, based on the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines. The webinar will also discuss the role of vitamin D for bone health, immunomodulation, and its importance during pregnancy for both mother and child.

Some of the risk factors associated with vitamin D deficiency include autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive dysfunction including Alzheimer's disease, and deadly cancers. In addition, recent evidence suggests further risks of vitamin D deficiency include infectivity, morbidity, and mortality associated with COVID-19.

Moderator: 

Speaker:

  • Dr. Michael F. HolickProfessor, School of Medicine, Boston University

Discussions will be held in English.
 

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