About Dr. Heaney
Robert P. Heaney, BS’47, MD’51, is a clinical endocrinologist specializing in nutrition. Until 2014 He held the John A. Creighton University Professorship. He is world-renowned for providing nearly 50 years of advancements in our understanding of bone biology, osteoporosis, and human calcium and vitamin D physiology.
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Category Archives: Calcium
Share/Bookmark Over 30 years ago I gave a paper at an osteoporosis meeting in Jerusalem titled “The Paradox of Irreversibility of Age-Related Bone Loss.” By ”irreversibility” I meant that once the bone was lost there was not much that could … Continue reading
Share/Bookmark The field of nutrition is confronting a strange paradox. On the one hand, nutrients are substances provided by the environment which an organism needs for the optimal functioning of its various physiological systems. In other words, a nutrient produces … Continue reading
Share/Bookmark Part One: Defining normal - lessons from our ancestors Part Two: Defining normal – thermostats, feedback and adaptation Part Four: Defining normal – origins and resiliency In this post we pursue yet another way of determining a nutrient requirement. A … Continue reading