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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2011
Contact: Karen Tripmacher

Assistant Director

Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR STUDY TO DETERMINE EFFECT OF VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM IN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

The Bone Mineral Research Center at Winthrop-University Hospital is recruiting African American women aged 65 and older for a research study of calcium and vitamin D supplements. The purpose of the study is to determine whether vitamin D can decrease bone loss and improve muscle function in African American women.

Qualified participants may receive body mass index calculation (BMI), bone density testing, physical exam, laboratory work including a vitamin D level, vitamin D and calcium supplements and a medical follow up, all at no cost to them.

For further details or to see if you qualify, please e-mail the Bone Mineral Research Center at vitDresearch@winthrop.org or call them at (516) 663-3380.

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