Symposium on global differences in dietary calcium intake

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This non-sponsored symposia, to take place on March 24th in Florence, will address several important issues related to calcium intake worldwide, and the role of calcium in bone development and preservation.

Calcium plays an essential role in bone development and preservation. With growing concern that large segments of the world’s population may have inadequate dietary intake of this essential mineral. IOF is pleased to announce that a non-sponsored symposia (to take place on March 24 (8:00-9:00) during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO ’17) will address the issue.

The symposium will present the results of a new dietary calcium map that highlights countries/regions with low calcium intake. Speakers will also discuss the role of dietary calcium in bone health, and address the importance and safety of meeting calcium intake requirements.

Global differences in dietary calcium intake

Chaired by Bess Dawson‑Hughes

  • Introduction : including the role of calcium in bone growth and preservation, Bess Dawson‑Hughes
  • Presentation of the Calcium Map results, Ethan Balk
  • Presentation on the skeletal consequences of inadequate calcium intake, Peter R. Ebeling

Click here for complete information about the WCO-IOF-ESCEO ’17 Florence scientific programme