Carole Baggerly ~ GrassrootsHealth Moving Vitamin D Research into Practice—NOW!


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With, GrassrootsHealth, Carole Baggerly has had the pleasure of helping support a core of 48 initial leading researchers in vitamin D and now, other nutrient researchers. The key implementation innovation in this project is the use of the ‘Field Trial’, a formalized methodology, approved by an IRB, used by participating individuals. Currently there are approximately 15,000 participants from all over the world who are helping sponsor the project by testing their vitamin D levels twice a year and answering a health questionnaire to document the outcomes of having vitamin D serum levels in the 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) range. The group has initiated the ‘Nutrient Research Institute’ to enable testing and analysis of many nutrients together—to see how they work with each other, which they do. A key focus now is the ability of getting a serum level of children to 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) can help prevent major infectious lung diseases and, can help minimize later life diseases as well. A research/field trial publication from GrassrootsHealth showed an 80% reduction in the incidence of breast cancer with a pooled cohort of over 5000 women, from 2 randomized controlled trials and the GrassrootsHealth Field Trial. The group is now working as well on a Type 1 Diabetes Prevention project with the Children with Diabetes Foundation. GrassrootsHealth research with the Medical University of South Carolina showed a 40-60% reduction in the incidence of preterm births by getting the pregnant woman’s serum level to at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L). To find more information: Grassroots Health

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