San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
Can vitamin D prevent 80% of the incidence of breast cancer? What is its affect on colon cancer and other major illnesses? These questions and more will be addressed when some of the most prominent vitamin D researchers in North America participate in the "Diagnosis & Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency" seminar presented by GrassrootsHealth at the University of Toronto on Tuesday, November 3 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GrassrootsHealth is the founder of D*action, an international public health project whose goal is to solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic. GrassrootsHealth and D*action work with over 30 scientists, institutions and individuals committed to educate, test, and study vitamin D levels worldwide.
At the conference, a group of physicians and researchers in the vitamin D field will discuss vitamin D's role in the potential prevention of many diseases, including breast cancer, colon cancer, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, the ultimate reduction in the incidence of infectious diseases and the economic impact of such action.
Participants will share current research and practices with vitamin D to enable everyone to take action today based on what's known to solve the deficiency epidemic, and, to start the prevention of many diseases. The importance of testing, what the proper levels are and how vitamin D works for our health will be discussed.
"My goal for every participant at this conference is to walk away understanding that there is indeed a vitamin D epidemic and how they can help," says founder and CEO of GrassrootsHealth, Carole Baggerly. "Increased intake of vitamin D can drastically improve people's lives and the world, and we need to start one person, one doctor, one clinic at a time."
D*action Community Project members participating in the conference include: Reinhold Vieth, Ph. D. (University of Toronto, Mt. Sinai Hospital), Dr. Robert Heaney (Creighton University) and Cedric Garland, Dr., P.H., F.A.C.E, an epidemiologist and a professor of family and preventive medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, John White, Ph.D. professor of physiology and medicine at McGill University and Susan Whiting, Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan.
Registrations are now being accepted for all healthcare personnel, as well as the general public to attend the conference. The attendee fee is $55. All registrants who sign up by October 10 will receive a free vitamin D blood spot test with their enrollment.,This activity is being planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development of the University of the Toronto School of Medicine.
GrassrootsHealth, an advocacy organization which launched the D*action Community Project to solve the vitamin D deficiency crisis, is based in San Diego. The D*action Community Project is a consortium of more than 30 scientists, institutions and individuals committed to solving the worldwide vitamin D deficiency epidemic. More information is available at http://www.grassrootshealth.net.