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Volunteers Needed for Vitamin D Supplementation Study

Typically, obese or overweight people have a poor vitamin D status, though researchers from the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Nutrition and Bone Research Laboratory are looking for ways to combat that deficiency.

Deeptha Sukumar, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is leading a study to test the effects of magnesium and vitamin D supplementation on obese or overweight people. For 12 weeks, volunteers will take a vitamin D and/or magnesium supplement while having their vitamin D status and metabolic profile measured. Participants’ bone density and body composition will also be measured with a DXA.

Interested volunteers will receive $50 compensation for three study visits. They must be adults from ages 30-70 years with a BMI greater than 25 kg/m2.

If you’re interested in participating in this study, please contact Sukumar at or at 267-359-5854. 

This study is funded by the American Heart Association.