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Researchers in San Luis Obispo, CA, looking to recruit women for vitamin D study

Posted on: October 1, 2013   by  Vitamin D Council


Researchers in San Luis Obispo, California, are recruiting local women for a study to see if there is a link between vitamin D levels and risk of various diseases.

Researchers from the California Polytechnic State University, located in San Luis Obispo (same city as Vitamin D Council’s headquarters), are in the enrollment phase, looking for participants to take part in their study. They seek non-smoking women living on the Central Coast of California, between the ages of 18 and 50, with a BMI ranging from 18.5–40. Participants cannot be pregnant or diabetic and must be premenopausal.

The study aims to illustrate the benefits of sufficient vitamin D levels and improve the health of members of the community.

Women who choose to participate will receive helpful information about their personal health. They will receive blood tests to determine their vitamin D levels, glucose and insulin, among other things. They will also obtain information about their bone density and body composition.

Participants will receive these personal health measurements on top of obtaining information on adequate sources and levels of vitamin D and calcium.

While the study aims to take these measurements and compare to markers of risk of disease, some participants may be selected for an intervention phase, where daily supplementation will be given over a six month period.

Those interested do not need to be associated with Cal Poly and can live anywhere on the Central Coast.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (805)-756-6126.

4 Responses to Researchers in San Luis Obispo, CA, looking to recruit women for vitamin D study

  1. Stan

    It would be interesting to hear the figures of supplementation, and whether or not any UV exposure will be used?

  2. Rita and Misty

    Why researchers have limited the study to only those living on the central coast of California baffles me..are they trying to control for sun exposure? What other demographics might be controlled by this restriction?

  3. Rebecca Oshiro

    The researchers probably want the participants to come in person for the blood work and counseling.

  4. Rita and Misty

    Hi Rebecca~~ there must be more to the restriction than that…. If that were the reasoning, the researchers might have been better off simply to state that participants must be available to visit in person and responsible for their own costs pertaining to any logistics.

    I would have (at least) considered participation in such a study–it’s been too many years since I’ve been to California.


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