Anxiety and depression symptoms in adult males in Atlantic Canada with or without a lifetime history of prostate cancer.

Authors: Gabriela Ilie, Robert Rutledge, Ellen Sweeney Abstract Objective: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most prevalent form of cancer among men and has one of the most favorable survival rates among all cancers. Here we examine the association between depression and anxiety symptoms in a population‐based sample of men. Methods: A cross‐sectional analysis was conducted Read more about Anxiety and depression symptoms in adult males in Atlantic Canada with or without a lifetime history of prostate cancer.[…]

The Association between Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health in Atlantic Canadians.

Authors: Yunsong Cui, Ellen Sweeney, Cynthia Forbes, Vanessa DeClercq, Scott Grandy, Melanie Keats, Louise Parker, Zhijiie Michael Yu, Trevor JB Dummer Abstract The population of Atlantic Canada is aging rapidly and has among the highest rates of chronic disease in the country. This cross-sectional study drew data from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic Read more about The Association between Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health in Atlantic Canadians.[…]

Burden of multimorbidity and polypharmacy among cancer survivors: a population-based nested case-control study

Authors: Melanie Keats, Yunsong Cui, Vanessa DeClercq, Scott Grandy, Ellen Sweeney, Trevor JB Dummer Abstract: Purpose: Individuals living with cancer have been shown to have a higher burden of comorbid disease and multimorbidity in comparison to their cancer-free counterparts consequently, leaving them at risk of polypharmacy (i.e., ≥ 5 medications) and its potential negative effects. The Read more about Burden of multimorbidity and polypharmacy among cancer survivors: a population-based nested case-control study[…]

Portable X-ray Fluorescence of Zinc Applied to Human Toenail Clippings

Authors: David Fleming, Samantha Crook, Colby Evans, Michael Nader, Manuel Atia, Jason Hicks, Ellen Sweeney, Christopher McFarlane, Jong Sung Kim, Erin Keltie, Anil Adisesh Abstract: Zinc is an essential trace element in humans. Zinc deficiency can result in a range of serious medical conditions which include effects on growth and development, the immune system, the Read more about Portable X-ray Fluorescence of Zinc Applied to Human Toenail Clippings[…]

The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study.

Authors: Sweeney, E., Yu, Z.M., Dummer, T.J.B., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Adisesh, A. (2019) Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift workers compared to non-shift workers. Methods: A population health study was conducted with 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift Read more about The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study.[…]

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[…]