Times of upheaveal can be great time to do research. A group of University of Calgary researchers found this to be true after the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand when they conducted studies on nutrition and human responses to stress. They plan to carry on their research with flood impacted Calgarians.
In 2011, U of C researcher Bonnie J. Kaplan collaborated with PhD candidates Julia J. Rucklidge and Amy Romijn from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand to show that earthquake survivors benefited from nutrient supplements. They have received approval to a conduct similar study in Calgary.
The research focuses on three sets of vitamin supplements that will be given to about 210 participants. They are vitamin D, a multi-vitamin and a broad spectrum formula that has both vitamins and minerals in it. They are currently seeking participants for the study.
www.facebook.com/floodstudy, 403-955-7363, Kaplan@ucalgary.ca