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[…]

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[…]