Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, presented “Vitamin D and Men’s Health” during the 33rd International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23, 2023, in Vail, Colorado.

How to cite: Moyad, Mark A. “Vitamin D and Men’s Health” January 23, 2023. Accessed Jun 2024. https://grandroundsinurology.com/vitamin-d-and-mens-health/

Vitamin D and Men’s Health – Summary

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Preventive/Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, presents on the current status of vitamin D in men’s health. While randomized trials have shown limited benefits in major endpoints, such as preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer, there is a significant signal indicating the potential of vitamin D in autoimmune disease prevention. He discusses exciting findings from the VITAL trial suggesting that a moderate dose of vitamin D may reduce the risk of autoimmune disease. Additionally, individuals with a healthy BMI and those at high risk for bone loss could potentially benefit more from vitamin D supplementation. Dr. Moyad emphasizes the importance of understanding the limitations of vitamin D blood tests and suggests that targeted screening is recommended for specific groups. Overall, he says, fortification and supplementation of vitamin D remain safe and cost-effective strategies for improving men’s health.

About The 33rd Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The 33rd iteration of the meeting occurred January 22-25, 2023 in Vail, Colorado. To view more educational presentations from IPCU 33, visit our collection page.