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Importance of Vitamin D and Calcium

Jan 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, Jan. 26 11:00  to 12:00

Cost: Free to members,  non members-$5.00

Instructor: Velarie Ansu

Vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors for several reasons, such as decreased dietary intake of vitamin D, less exposure to sunlight, reduced skin thickness, and impaired intestinal absorption. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is critical to bone  strength and health.  Without vitamin D, our bodies may lose bone tissue, leading to bone pain, muscle weakness and possible skeletal deformity. We also need vitamin D to help our muscles move, regulate cell growth, carry messages through the nervous system, and fight infection, decrease risks for cardiovascular problems, diabetes and some cancers.

Come learn more about the dietary recommendations of vitamin D and calcium so that  you can stay healthy and maintain your physical mobility and independence.

 

 

Details

Date:
Jan 26, 2018
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Venue

The Endwright Center
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429 United States
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Phone:
(812) 876-3383 ext. 515
Website:
www.area10agency.org/endwright