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Toronto Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium

The Vitamin D Society

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Toronto Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium

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Donations gratefully accepted on behalf of GrassrootsHealth for the fight against Vitamin D deficency in Canada.
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The Toronto Vitamin D – Disease Prevention Symposium is a FREE event designed to help educate healthcare professionals and the general public to create awareness about Vitamin D (The Sunshine Vitamin) and its many benefits related to health and wellness


Dr. Robert P. Heaney, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Creighton University, Nebraska. Leading vitamin D researcher and author of over 400 original research papers on nutrition and vitamin D. Dr. Heaney will present an overview of the latest papers on the relationship between optimal vitamin D and disease prevention.

Carole A. Baggerly

Breast cancer survivor and director of, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of vitamin D benefits, especially breast cancer reduction. Carole will focus on vitamin D, breast cancer prevention and children's health.

Dr. Marc Sorenson, EdD

Founder of the Sunlight Institute ( and author of the book “Vitamin D3 and Solar Power for Optimal Health”. Marc will present “the best source of vitamin D.” Learn scientific facts about the benefits and risks of sunlight.

Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Ph.D.
Professor at the University of Toronto, Nutritional Science, Bone Health. and prominent Canadian vitamin D researcher. Dr. Vieth will present on vitamin D deficiency and review the latest vitamin D guidelines.



World Health Organization has established that noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of death, and the majority of these deaths are attributed to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. These are the exact diseases that respond so dramatically to optimal vitamin D levels.


FACT: Vitamin D in the 100- 150 nmol/L range could prevent 18,000 Canadian women (75%) from getting breast cancer and could prevent 15,000 Canadian men and women (67%) from getting colon cancer.


FACT: Approximately 50% of the complications of pregnancy (infections, pre-term labour, preeclampsia) could be prevented by having vitamin D levels in the 100- 150 nmol/L range.


FACT: According to 40 of the top vitamin D researchers and doctors, maintaining vitamin D levels in the range of 100-150 nmol/L has been linked to reducing the risk of asthma, upper respiratory infection, dental care and diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, cold and flu in the population.



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When & Where

University of Toronto
252 Bloor St W
OISE Auditorium, Room G162, Ground Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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The Vitamin D Society

The Vitamin D Society is a Canadian non-profit group organized to:

  • Increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency.
  • Encourage all Canadians to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D blood levels tested annually.
  • Fund valuable vitamin D research.

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