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Dr. Claes Svendsen To Discuss Importance of Vitamin D At YMCA Lecture Monday, April 12

Dr. Claes Svendsen, a family practice physician with Takoma Medical Associates, will discuss the importance of Vitamin D -- and vitamins and supplements in general -- on Monday, April 12, at the YMCA.

            Hosted by Takoma Regional Hospital, the lecture starts at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

            “We used to think that Vitamin C was the super vitamin, but now we know that Vitamin D is the do-everything vitamin,” Dr. Svendsen said. “We know it helps with bone health and bone density, but we’ve learned that it also is associated with preventing breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.”

            In the past, only about 400 units of Vitamin D were recommended. Today, physicians often recommend 1000-2000 units, Dr. Svendsen said.

For more information on the lecture, please contact Tina Chudina, media relations coordinator at Takoma Regional, at 798-8110.