Research Report – Ep17. Vitamin D, genes and MS

About this episode – Vitamin D, genes and MS

In this episode we speak to Professor David Booth from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research at the University of Sydney who is carrying out a project looking at how the combination of someone’s genetics and vitamin D may influence the risk of getting MS.

Professor Booth explains the difference between ‘active’ and inactive’ vitamin D and his aim to develop a test to see whether vitamin D is being activated and having an effect on immune cells in the body.

Watch the video to find out more.

About Professor David Booth

Professor David Booth is a researcher based at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

Find out more about his current MS Research Australia funded project ‘Assessing peoples response to vitamin D supplementation‘.

What is the Research Report video series?

MS Research Australia’s Research Report is a series dedicated to exploring and explaining research happening into MS in Australia and around the world.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for future research reports. You can also view the latest videos on our website.

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Research Report – Ep17. Vitamin D, genes and MS