Vitamin D, Sunshine, Optimal Health: Putting it all Together with Dr. Robert Heaney
Activity Description Vitamin D is an essential component of the mechanisms by which cells control gene transcription in response to a variety of extra-cellular stimuli. Adequate vitamin D enables an optimal response to a broad variety of signals, whereas low vitamin D status impairs this response, and thus impairs its protective mechanism against chronic disease.
In this video, Robert P. Heaney, MD from Creighton University explores why vitamin D is important, how it works, how we get it and how much we need. He covers the key points of vitamin D physiology and the role it plays in the maintenance of health and specifies practitioner guidelines for implementing a plan to help create optimal health with sunshine and vitamin D. Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
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Release Date: March 16, 2015 Expiration Date: March 15, 2018 Course Director Cedric Garland, DrPH, FACE Professor of Epidemiology University of California, San Diego San Diego, California Faculty Robert P. Heaney, MD John A. Creighton University Professor Professor of Medicine Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska Balance and Objectivity of Content It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker's outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity. This information is used to plan future activities. Disclosure Drs. Garland and Heaney have no disclosures relevant to the topic presented in this activity. The CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, peer reviewer and CME committee reviewers do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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