Hi Damas. Your 2023 updates!

Hi Damas. Your 2023 updates!

๐Ÿฉบ Tips from the team

1) If the cold January weather is getting you down we love to come back to the basics when it comes to staving off the January blues. If you're reading this it's probably time to bundle up and get at least 30 minutes of daylight for your vitamin D intake. Focusing on eating foods rich in vitamin D in the winter is also essential so think: fatty fish, mushrooms, dairy products and fortified orange juice!

2) If you're interested in understanding more about the effects of ageing on your body and how you can improve your overall longevity- check out GlycanAge! GlycanAge is a company offering insight into the current state of low-grade chronic inflammation and is the only biological age test currently on the market to evaluate the effects of lifestyle interventions. All Dama community members can get discounted kits using the code GADAMA12 at checkout.

๐Ÿšจ Updates

We are thrilled to announce that we have nearly met our 500 participant goal for the Dama Health Contraception Study and we need YOUR help to get to the full 500 (and beyond)! You can start the study now by clicking the button below OR share our study page with your network:

Thank you to all our current participants who have posted your genetics kit back to our lab. If you have not yet had the chance to post your kit, please do so ASAP so we can begin our study analysis. Email hello@damahealth.com if you have questions!

โœจ Highlights

We asked our study participants to share why they participated in our contraception study AND to tell us more about their contraception journey. Here's what a few participants have said:

"I love that more research is being done with contraceptive side effects...I started using contraception aged 16 to help control irregular periods. The symptoms weren't awful aside from their lack of control over my period. Eventually I tried the implant and for a year, it was perfect! And then it really wasn't..."
"I only ever find resources on line which downplay women's experiences of pill side effects as if they're not debilitating, or worthy of being explored, and although I'm sure there are women who have it worse, I feel some of what I experienced was towards the more extreme end."

๐Ÿ“… Events

Next week on January 25th the Dama team will be attending the Festival of Genomics and Biodata where our co-founder and CEO, Elena Rueda, will be speaking on a panel about our work in the pharmacogenomic space. It's not too late to register!

Also next week, on January 26th we're partnering with Imperial's Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention Society to chat all things lifestyle medicine in the realm of women's health and contraception. Come stop by for an interactive, engaging session where light snacks and refreshments will be provided:

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