Bone Metabolism

To improve understanding of how the diet impacts bone and muscle health and improves overall health and function in older adults.

Lab Objectives
Determine the effects of dietary and supplemental vitamin D and related nutrients in the prevention and progression of musculoskeletal performance and dysfunction, glucose homeostasis and type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases

Determine the effects of dietary acid-base balance on bone and muscle metabolism and function

Define the contributions of vitamin D absorption, metabolism, and genetic variation in regulating the circulating levels of 25OHD and other metabolites

Lab Members
Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D., Laboratory Director
Senior Scientist and Professor, Medicine
Research focus: Dietary determinants of bone and muscle mass

Lisa Ceglia, M.D., M.S.
Scientist II and Assistant Professor, Medicine
Effects of dietary and hormonal factors on muscle metabolism and morphology



Research Technician

Stephanie Sanchez, B.A., Research Coordinator
Allison Swan, B.A., Research Coordinator
Jillian Greaves, BB, Senior Research Coordinator

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