PR 96/37 - WORLD CONGRESS DISCUSSES CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D


PR 96/37

OSTEOPOROSIS, CANCER AND HYPERTENSION: WORLD CONGRESS WILL DISCUSS IMPACT OF CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D

Rome, 4 October -- The First World Congress on Calcium and Vitamin D in Human Life will be held in Rome, 8 - 12 October 1996. The Congress will discuss how to improve calcium and Vitamin D intake among all population groups, promoting proper growth during childhood and adolescence, and reducing diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer and hypertension.

The meeting of international experts is jointly organised by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Italian National Federation for Osteoporosis Centers (FNCO), the National Research Council (CNR) and the Italian Institute of Nutrition (INN). The congress will take place at Palazzo dei Congressi, EUR, Rome.

The Congress Secretariat can be reached by telephone (0039-6-4131415) or fax (0039-6-4191868).
The Internet address is: http://www.medicalnet.it