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: Vitamin D
Share/Bookmark Why the Neanderthals Lost the Race Based on both physical and DNA evidence, anthropologists classify humans as members of the family of great apes, which includes orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, as well as various human species. The branch to … Continue reading
Share/Bookmark Last year (2014) saw an unusual event. Two statisticians at the University of Alberta in Ednonton, Canada (Paul Veugelers and JP Ekwaru) published a paper in the online journal Nutrients (6(10):4472-5) showing that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) had made … Continue reading
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