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Vitamin D, Beyond Osteoporosis

Vitamin D Deficiency is a worldwide undiagnosed epidemic with the highest prevalence in the middle east. This event was organized to discuss the prevalence, causes and consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency.


Scientific Topics

• Vitamin D ; Bone and Beyond. • Osteoporotic fractures

The Event Chairman

Prof Hany Hefny

Prof. Hany Hefny started the meeting emphasizing on the major problem of Vitamin D Deficiency in Egypt, and its high prevalence in all age groups.

• Iman El Serougy

Prof. Iman El Serougy confirmed the high prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among rheumatoid and autoimmune disease patients.

Speakers

Prof. El Zaher Hassan
Prof. Mohamed El Waked

Conclusion

The meeting highlighted the importance of treating Vitamin D Deficiency, the superiority of Alfacalcidol versus plain Vitamin D and how Vitamin D Deficiency causes not only osteoporosis, falls in the elderly & osteomalacia but also plays a role in several other medical conditions such as cancer, autoimmune diseases,diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.



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