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Area of Expertise: Aging - Gerontology
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Denise K. Houston, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology

Houston is a nutrition epidemiologist and registered dietitian specializing in nutrition, chronic disease and physical function in older adults. Her research focuses on the role of weight history, dietary patterns, and micronutrient status, specifically vitamin D, on physical function among older adults.


Aging, nutrition, diet, epidemiology, dietician, chronic disease, diabetes, physical function, mobility, geriatrics, elderly, weight, metabolism, vitamin D, gerontology, baby boomers.


Older Adults May Need More Vitamin D to Prevent Mobility Difficulties

Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D - either from diet, supplements or sun exposure - may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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