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.