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.