Most clinicians are familiar with the role of nutrition in obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular health, but many may not realize that nutrition can also influence the brain, particularly the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. This presentation includes scientific findings on the role of fats, vitamins, and certain metals on brain health. Studies provide important clues as to which foods are helpful and which are harmful. There are also important roles for aerobic exercise and sleep.
Vitamin D and a variety of related conditions are ever present in the medical and lay literature. This activity will review the basics of Vitamin D metabolism, and will discuss what is known and not known about when to test and how to treat Vitamin D deficiency. Clinical outcomes discussed here include, cardiovascular disease, cancer and all cause mortality.