The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention

Authors: Trevor J.B. Dummer, Philip Awadalla, Catherine Boileau, Camille Craig, Isabel Fortier, Vivek Goel, Jason M.T. Hicks, Sébastien Jacquemont, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Nhu Le, Treena McDonald, John McLaughlin, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Anne-Monique Nuyt, Lyle J. Palmer, Louise Parker, Mark Purdue, Paula J. Robson, John J. Spinelli, David Thompson, Jennifer Vena, Ma’n Zawati and with the CPTP Regional Cohort Consortium BACKGROUND: Understanding the complex interaction of risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing common diseases is challenging. The Canadian Read more about The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention[…]

Rural-Urban Disparities in Body Composition and Contributing Health Behaviors: An Atlantic PATH Study

Authors: Forbes, C., Yu, Z.M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Dummer, T.J.B., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Sweeney, E., Keats, M. (2019) Abstract PURPOSE: To describe and compare the sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics of urban and rural residents in Atlantic Canada. METHODS: Cross-sectional analyses of baseline data from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health cohort Read more about Rural-Urban Disparities in Body Composition and Contributing Health Behaviors: An Atlantic PATH Study[…]

Differences in Adiposity and Diet quality among individuals with Inflammatory bowel disease in Eastern Canada

Authors: DeClercq, V., Limbergen, J.V., Langille, M.G.I. Abstract The objective of the current study was to characterize the relationship between diet quality and body composition in participants living with IBD, specifically Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), in Atlantic Canada. Participants from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) study are residents of one of Read more about Differences in Adiposity and Diet quality among individuals with Inflammatory bowel disease in Eastern Canada[…]

Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Body Adiposity among Populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study

Authors: Yu, Z.M., DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Sweeney, E., Dummer, T.J.B. (2018). Abstract Objectives: The prevalence of obesity among populations in the Atlantic provinces is the highest in Canada. Some studies suggest that adequate fruit and vegetable consumption may help body weight management. We assessed the associations Read more about Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Body Adiposity among Populations in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study[…]

Environments Associated with Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior of Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Authors: Lawrence LM, Stone MR, Rainham DG, Keats MR      Journal: Int J Behav Med. 2016 Jun 30 Abstract Purpose Physical activity (PA) is an effective intervention for improving the quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors (CRC) and may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and cancer specific and all-cause mortality. However, most CRC survivors Read more about Environments Associated with Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior of Colorectal Cancer Survivors[…]

Understanding Healthy Eating Behaviour Within the Context of the Modern Food Environment

Date: 2013 | Authors: Tarra L Penney The prevention of chronic disease requires understanding and intervention related to both individual and environmental level determinants. However, traditional approaches to chronic disease prevention and management have primarily been focused at the individual level, with limited attention toward environmental level influences on health behaviour. This lack of comprehensiveness is partially due Read more about Understanding Healthy Eating Behaviour Within the Context of the Modern Food Environment[…]

Relationship between drinking Water and Toenail arsenic concentrations among a cohort of Nova Scotians

Authors: Zhijie M Yu, Trevor J.B. Dummer, Aimee Adams, John D Murimboh and Louise Parker Journal: Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology | Volume: 24 | Pages: 135-44 |Date: 2014 | Abstract: Consumption of arsenic-contaminated drinking water is associated with increased cancer risk. The relationship between arsenic body burden, such as concentrations in human toenails, and arsenic Read more about Relationship between drinking Water and Toenail arsenic concentrations among a cohort of Nova Scotians[…]

Understanding the Translation of Scientific Knowledge about Arsenic Risk Exposure among private well water users in Nova Scotia

Authors: Heather Chappells, Norma Campbell, John Drage, Conrad V. Fernandez, Louise Parker, Trevor J.B. Dummer Journal: Science of The Total Environment | Volume: 505 | Pages: 1259-1273 |Date: February 2015 | Arsenic is a class I human carcinogen that has been identified as the second most important global health concern in groundwater supplies after contamination by pathogenic organisms. Hydrogeological assessments have shown naturally occurring arsenic Read more about Understanding the Translation of Scientific Knowledge about Arsenic Risk Exposure among private well water users in Nova Scotia[…]

What is the role of Obesity in the Aetiology of Arsenic-related Disease?

Authors: Zhijie M. Yu, Bryan Fung, John D. Murimboh, Louise Parker, Trevor J.B. Dummer Journal: Environment International | Volume: 66 | Pages: 115-123 |Date: May 2014 | Consumption of arsenic contaminated drinking water causes a large variety of adverse health outcomes. Body mass index (BMI), which is linked to diet, is positively associated with arsenic methylation capacity. We investigated the association between an obesity-related Read more about What is the role of Obesity in the Aetiology of Arsenic-related Disease?[…]

The Future of Prevention is Almost Here

The Future of Prevention is Almost Here Researchers are conducting experiments to observe if diseases can be prevented before developing through exercise, diet, or changing your environment. Imagine knowing years in advance that you are likely to develop a serious disease and then discovering the lifestyle changes you can make to lower the chances of Read more about The Future of Prevention is Almost Here[…]