The D-Lightful Vitamin D for Health: A Global Perspective
Description: Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, discusses the topic of vitamin D, its importance for bone health and reducing risk of chronic illnesses including autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, deadly cancers, as well as discuss diagnosis, treatment and measurement.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Define vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency and how to treat and prevent
• Discuss the importance of vitamin D for bone health and reducing risk of chronic illnesses including autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, deadly cancers, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
• Understand the utilization of the various 25-hydroxyvitamin D assays
• Evaluate the recent meta-analyses challenging the reported health benefits of vitamin D and the U curve for mortality
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® credits available to laboratory professionals through November 12, 2014.