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Volunteers Needed for a Health Canada Vitamin D Study/Appel de volontaires pour participer à une étude de Santé Canada sur la vitamine D

| December 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Does ethnicity, lifestyle and skin colour play a part in your child’s health?

Are they getting enough Vitamin D?

Does this play a role in their heart health?

This winter, Health Canada’s Nutrition Research Division will examine the effects of diet, skin colour and ethnicity on blood levels of vitamin D, Omega-3, cholesterol and other indicators of heart health.

In order to complete the study, researchers at Heath Canada are looking for children:

1. Of South Asian descent (of Bangladesh, Indian, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lankan origin) or White Canadian (of European origin)
2. Aged 6-19 years old
3. Living in Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas

The study involves donating a small blood sample, answering a dietary questionnaire and measurement of height, weight and skin colour. Test results will be provided free of charge and each participant will be mailed a cheque for $30 as compensation after their participation in the study.

To register your child or for more information on the study, please contact:

Eleonora Swist
Nutrition Research Division
Health Canada, Ottawa.
Tel. 613-952-8332
Email: eleonora.swist@hc-sc.gc.ca

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Appel de volontaires pour participer à une étude de Santé Canada sur la vitamine D

Est-ce que l’ethnicité, le mode de vie et la couleur de la peau de votre enfant ont une incidence sur sa santé?

Obtient-il assez de vitamine D?

Cela a-t-il un rôle à jouer dans la santé de son cœur?

Cet hiver, la Division de la recherche sur la nutrition de Santé Canada examinera les effets de l’alimentation, de la couleur de la peau et de l’ethnicité sur les concentrations en vitamine D, en oméga-3, en cholestérol dans le sang et d’autres indicateurs de la santé du cœur.

Pour cette étude, les chercheurs de Santé Canada sont à la recherche d’enfants :

1. d’origine sud-asiatique (Bangladesh, Inde, Népal, Pakistan et Sri Lanka) ou de race blanche (Canadiens d’origine européenne);
2. âgés de 6 à 19 ans;
3. vivant à Ottawa-Gatineau et dans les régions avoisinantes.

L’étude comporte le prélèvement d’un petit échantillon de sang, la réponse à un questionnaire sur l’alimentation et la collecte de certaines données (taille, poids et couleur de la peau). Les résultats d’analyse seront fournis gratuitement aux participants, et chacun recevra un chèque de 30 $ pour sa participation à l’étude.

Pour inscrire votre enfant à l’étude ou pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :

Eleonora Swist
Division de la recherche sur la nutrition
Santé Canada, Ottawa
Tél. 613-952-8332
Courriel : eleonora.swist@hc-sc.gc.ca

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  1. JaimeeM says:

    Interesting study. Theyve found that gingers are able to produce their own vitamin d. Im interested to know the results..

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    I’m not eligible but I’ll spread the word too!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    an interesting study. I have heard that we lack Vit D here due to living in the northern hemisphere but I didn’t know that red heads are able to produce their own Vit D.
    I’ll be avidly awaiting the results of the trial to see what the outcome is.

  4. kathy downey says:

    This sounds like an interesting study,my Vit D was so low it was causing problems with my body processing calcium.

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