Vitamin D: Its Role in Risk Reduction for Autism and Breast Cancer (MLF)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Program 1: John J. Cannell, M.D., Director, Vitamin D Council
In the past few decades, prevalence rates of autism have skyrocketed, with recent reports finding that 1 in 86 American children suffer from autism. The cause of autism is poorly understood but clearly has both a genetic and environmental basis. Researchers are scrambling to further their understanding of autism and what causes it. In 2001, Dr. John McGrath suggested vitamin D plays a role in neural development. Six years later, Cannell theorized that vitamin D plays a role specifically in autism. Come learn about his theory and what all the research to date shows on the link between vitamin D and autism.
Program 2: Cedric Garland, DPH, Adjunct Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine, Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego
MLF: Health & Medicine/Science & Technology
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon autism program, 1:30 p.m. breast cancer program
Cost: $30 non-members, $12 members, $10.50 students (with valid ID). Price includes both events.
Program Organizer: Bill Grant
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