Age and Sex-Specific Associations in Health Risk Factors for Chronic Disease: Evidence from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) Cohort

Title: Age and Sex-Specific Associations in Health Risk Factors for Chronic Disease: Evidence from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) Cohort Journal: Canadian Journal on Aging Authors: Vanessa DeClercq and Ellen Sweeney Abstract: The objective of this study was to discern health risk factors for chronic disease by age and sex in a Canadian Read more about Age and Sex-Specific Associations in Health Risk Factors for Chronic Disease: Evidence from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) Cohort[…]

The association between mental health and shift work: Findings from the Atlantic PATH study

Journal: Preventive Medicine Authors: Ellen Sweeney, Yunsong Cui, Zhijie Michael Yu, Trevor JB Dummer, Vanessa DeClercq, Cynthia Forbes, Scott A Grandy, Melanie R Keats, Anil Adisesh Abstract We evaluated the relationship between mental health and shift work in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) cohort study. In a matched study with 12,413 participants, including Read more about The association between mental health and shift work: Findings from the Atlantic PATH study[…]

Diabetes, Brain Infarcts, Cognition, and Small Vessels in the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds Study

Journal: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Authors: Hertzel C Gerstein, Eric E Smith, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Dipika Desai, Philip Awadalla, Philippe Broet, Sandra Black, Trevor J B Dummer, Jason Hicks, Alan Moody, Jean-Claude Tardif, Koon K Teo, Jennifer Vena, Salim Yusuf, Douglas S Lee, Matthias G Friedrich, Sonia S Anand Abstract: Background Diabetes is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment. The anatomical basis for this is uncertain. Read more about Diabetes, Brain Infarcts, Cognition, and Small Vessels in the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds Study[…]

Regional Comparisons of Associations Between Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Disease: The Story of Atlantic Canada

Journal: Canadian Journal of Cardiology Authors: Bartosz Orzel, Melanie Keats, Yunsong Cui, Scott Grandy Abstract: Background Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Atlantic Canada is a region with lower physical activity (PA) levels and poorer CVD outcomes than the rest of Canada. Yet, within-region variation is expected. This study aimed Read more about Regional Comparisons of Associations Between Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Disease: The Story of Atlantic Canada[…]

An Examination of the Role of Socioeconomic Status in the Relationship between Depression and Prostate Cancer Survivorship in a Population-Based Sample of Men from Atlantic Canada

Journal: Oncology Authors: Gabriela Ilie, Robert Rutledge, Ellen Sweeney Abstract: Objective: Prostate and skin cancer are among the most prevalent forms of cancer among men and have favorable survival rates compared to other, more aggressive forms of cancers. Recent studies have shown that the odds of depression among men with a lifetime history of prostate cancer Read more about An Examination of the Role of Socioeconomic Status in the Relationship between Depression and Prostate Cancer Survivorship in a Population-Based Sample of Men from Atlantic Canada[…]

Associations between Neighborhood Walkability, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease in Nova Scotian Adults: An Atlantic PATH Cohort Study

Authors: Keats, M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Grandy, S., Sweeney, E., Dummer, TJB. (2020) Abstract: Background: While neighborhood walkability has been shown to positively influence health behaviors, less is known about its impact on chronic disease. Our aim was to examine the association between walkability and self-reported physical activity in relation to chronic health conditions in Read more about Associations between Neighborhood Walkability, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease in Nova Scotian Adults: An Atlantic PATH Cohort Study[…]

Assessing arsenic in human toenail clippings using portable X-ray fluorescence

Authors:  David Fleming, Samantha Crook, Colby Evans, Michael Nader, Manuel Atia, Jason Hicks, Ellen Sweeney, Christopher McFarlane, Jong Sung Kim, Erin Keltie, Anil Adisesh Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes Abstract: Arsenic is a toxic metalloid which has been associated with a wide range of health effects in humans including skin abnormalities and an elevated risk Read more about Assessing arsenic in human toenail clippings using portable X-ray fluorescence[…]

Diet Quality and Neighborhood Environment in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Project

Authors: Kaitlyn Gilham, Qianqian Gu, Trevor JB Dummer, John J Spinelli, Rachel A Murphy  Abstract An understanding of relationships between different constructs of the neighbourhood environment and diet quality is needed to inform public health interventions. This study investigated associations between material deprivation, social deprivation and population density with diet quality in a cohort of Read more about Diet Quality and Neighborhood Environment in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Project[…]

Assessing the Variation within the Oral Microbiome of Healthy Adults

Authors: Jacob Nearing, Vanessa DeClercq, Johan Van Limbergen, Morgan Langille   ABSTRACT More than 1,000 different species of microbes have been found to live within the human oral cavity, where they play important roles in maintaining both oral and systemic health. Several studies have identified the core members of this microbial community; however, the factors Read more about Assessing the Variation within the Oral Microbiome of Healthy Adults[…]

Association between lifestyle behaviors and frailty in Atlantic Canadian males and females

Authors: Vanessa DeClercq, Todd Duhamel, Olga Theou, Scott Kehler Purpose The aim of this study was to identify lifestyle factors in males and females that are associated with a greater degree of frailty in a Canadian cohort. Methods Cross-sectional data analysis from participants aged 30−74 yrs of the Atlantic PATH cohort. Inclusion criteria included completion Read more about Association between lifestyle behaviors and frailty in Atlantic Canadian males and females[…]