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?[…]

Relationship Between Adiponectin and apoB in Individuals With Diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort

Authors: DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Dummer, T.J.B., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Sweeney, E., Yu, Z.M., McLeod, R. (2017) Journal: Journal of the Endocrine Society, 1(12). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1210/js.2017-00339 Abstract: Context: The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes greatly influences the risk for cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities and affects the quality of life of many people. Read more about Relationship Between Adiponectin and apoB in Individuals With Diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort[…]

Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis

Authors: DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Sweeney, E., Yu, Z.M., Dummer, T.J.B. (2017) Journal: Mediators of Inflammation, 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4302412 Abstract: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between adipokines and adiposity in individuals with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Using a Read more about Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis[…]

Association between Diet Quality and Adiposity in the Atlantic PATH Cohort

Authors: DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Sweeney, E., Yu, Z.M., Dummer, T.J.B. (2017) Journal: Nutrients, 9(10). doi:10.3390/nu9101155 Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine diet quality among participants in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) cohort and to assess the association with adiposity. Data were Read more about Association between Diet Quality and Adiposity in the Atlantic PATH Cohort[…]

Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity.

Authors: Keats, M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Dummer, T.J.B., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Hicks, J., Sweeney, E., Yu, Z.M., Parker, L. (2017). Journal: Preventive Medicine, 105. Abstract: Owing to an aging population and medical advances, the anticipated growth and prevalence of multimorbidity has been recognized as a significant challenge and priority in health care settings. Read more about Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity.[…]

Cohort Profile: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic PATH) Study.

Cohort Profile: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic PATH) Study. Authors : Sweeney, E., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Devichand, P., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Hicks, J., Keats, M., Parker, L., Thompson, D., Volodarsky, M., Yu, Z.M., and Dummer, T. (2017). Journal: International Journal of Epidemiology, dyx124. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx124. Abstract: Cohort purpose: The Atlantic Partnership for Read more about Cohort Profile: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic PATH) Study.[…]

Associations of Coffee, Diet Drinks, and Non-Nutritive Sweetener Use with Depression among Populations in Eastern Canada

Associations of Coffee, Diet Drinks, and Non-Nutritive Sweetener Use with Depression among Populations in Eastern Canada Authors: Yu, Z.M., Parker, L., and Dummer, T. (2017). Journal:  Scientific Reports, 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06529-w. Abstract: Consumption of coffee and diet drinks and the use of non-nutritive sweeteners is commonplace worldwide. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis to investigate the associations between Read more about Associations of Coffee, Diet Drinks, and Non-Nutritive Sweetener Use with Depression among Populations in Eastern Canada[…]