Newswise — Robert P. Heaney, M.D. is an expert in nutrition and health policy. He did not contribute to the Institute of Medicine's new report, but is available to speak about the science behind it as well as to offer his expert take on sodium requirements.
Requests for interviews can be made through Creighton Media Relations at 402.280.2864 or e-mail JenniferHomann@creighton.edu
Brief bio:Dr. Heaney is a clinical endocrinologist who is world-renowned for his work in nutrition. For more than half a century, he has engaged in nutritional policy issues and helped redefine the context for estimating nutrient requirements.
Dr. Heaney recently started a blog and has just completed a series of posts on how science can determine what is normal in nutrition: Click here to read his blog. He also speaks about the specific issues at hand with the sodium recommendations in this video interview, which is available upon request. Click here to watch the video or it is also available for download.
Title:Robert P. Heaney, M.D.John A. Creighton University Professor, Creighton University