Osteoporosis, Fragility & Bone Health Edition | Calcium & Vitamin D “When Enough is Enough”
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Daniel L. Hurley, M.D.
Calcium and vitamin D are essential in building healthy bone; they’re especially important early in life as our bone mineral density increases. Yet many individuals are not receiving adequate amounts of calcium or vitamin D. What are the most common dietary sources of calcium? Is dietary calcium superior to calcium supplements? Should our patients be taking supplemental calcium and/or vitamin D? In this podcast, we’ll review the importance of calcium and vitamin D and I’ll be discussing these questions with our guest, endocrinologist and bone specialist, Daniel L. Hurley, M.D., from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Mayo Clinic.