When: Monday 23 November 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Admission: Admission Free
Booking: No booking required (drop-in)
Venue Name: Facebook Live with zoom social after
Watch via FaceBook Live, click venue URL below.
Venue URL: https://fb.me/e/1ndkr6BXG
Join an Edinburgh based researcher to discuss their work or something they find interesting in science. All in accessible terms thanks to our strictly “No Jargon” rule!
InterSci’s ChatSci series provides a chance for people to chat about science, with the aim of encouraging collaboration and conversation. The conversations are accessible to all and are directed at non-specialists. If you’re interested in science or learning about topics outside of your area of expertise, grab your drink, come along for a chat and bring your friends.
Dom Glatt is a research dietitian completing a PhD project at Queen Margaret University in collaboration with NICHE at Ulster University and the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on assessing the impact of vitamin D status on muscle health in school children with a secondary interest in the impact of vitamin D knowledge on vitamin D habits and practices.
In the past decade, research has shown that vitamin D is involved with many health outcomes, including muscle, reproductive, immune, and cardiovascular health, to name a few. However, the current definition for vitamin D status is based on bone health functionality alone, and we do not know how much is needed to support these other roles. Unfortunately, up to 50% of school children could be vitamin D deficient or insufficient by the end of the winter months, which may compromise their health and growth potential.