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: Nutrition
Share/Bookmark Everyone seems to agree that vitamin D is important throughout life. This is certainly as true in the first year of life as it is later on. For it is during the first year that, in addition to its … Continue reading
Share/Bookmark 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the war on pellagra, a war that lasted nearly 25 of those years before victory could finally be declared. You have not heard of the war on pellagra? The celebration is not on … 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