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[…]

U of T to Lead Canada’s Largest Living Population Laboratory

U of T to Lead Canada’s Largest “Living Population Laboratory” (Original Post at University of Toronto) The University of Toronto has been selected to serve as the national scientific partner of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), Canada’s largest population research platform that is unlocking the answers to why some people develop cancer and chronic Read more about U of T to Lead Canada’s Largest Living Population Laboratory[…]

Ambitious new study is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer and chronic disease

Ambitious new study is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer and chronic disease (Originally Published on National Post) A new and powerful resource is now available in Canada to help researchers in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is the first national database designed to Read more about Ambitious new study is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer and chronic disease[…]

National database offers new tool in fight against chronic disease

National database offers new tool in fight against chronic disease (Originally Published on National Post) A new and powerful resource is now available in Canada to help researchers in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is the first national database designed to both document and follow the Read more about National database offers new tool in fight against chronic disease[…]