Publications

These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.

2019

Diet quality and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among South Asians in Alberta.

Authors: CB Chan FB Subhan

A retrospective analysis of data collected from 140 South Asian adults participating in the Alberta’s Tomorrow Project was conducted. Dietary intake was assessed using a questionnaire and the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) was used an indicator of overall diet quality and adherence to dietary recommendations made by Health Canada. Central obesity (70%), hypercholesterolemia (27%), and hypertension (14%) were predominant health conditions observed in the study participants.

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2019

Harmonization of the Health and Risk Factor Questionnaire data of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a descriptive analysis

Authors: Isabel Fortier, Nataliya Dragieva, Matilda Saliba, Camille Craig, Paula J. Robson

This paper describes how data is harmonized the health and risk factor questionnare and provides an overview of information required to use the core data that has been created. The reason for the harmonization is to have a unique data set including data on health and risk factors from over 307000 Canadians.

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2019

Impact of adherence to cancer-specific prevention recommendations on subsequent risk of cancer in participants in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project.

Authors: JY Xu, JE Vena, HK Whelan, PJ Robson

This study wanted to see if cancer-specific recommendations actually prevented cancer. They found that those who adhered to said recommendations saw lower risk of develop cancer over time.

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2019

Central body fatness is a stronger predictor of cancer risk than overall body size

Authors: Amanda Barberio, Asalah Alareeki, Benjamin Viner, Joy Pader, Jennifer Vena, Paul Arora, Christine Fredenreich, Darren Brenner

They wanted to see the relationship between body size and weight distribution for cancer risk. They had a sample size of 26607 and determined that men have a 33% increased risk of cancer, while women have 22% increased risk. Essentially central adiposity appears to be a strong predictor of all-cancer risk than actual body size.

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2019

Strategies to Address Misestimation of Energy Intake Based on Self-Report Dietary Consumption in Examining Associations Between Dietary Patterns and Cancer Risk

Authors: Nathan Solbak, Ala Al Rajabi, Alianu Akawung, Geraldine Siou, Sharon Kirkpatrick, Paula Robson

The objective of this study was to determine the influence of strategies of handling misestimation of energy intake (EI) on observed associations between dietary patterns and cancer risk.

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2019

Sleep and cancer incidence in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project cohort

Authors: Jessica McNeil, Amanda Barberio, Christine Fredenreich, Darren Brenner

This article looked at the relationship between cancer incidence and sleeping patterns. They found there was a correlation between sleep duration and cancer etiology

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2018

Physical Activity and Cancer Incidence in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project: Results from a Prospective Cohort of 26,538 Participants.

Authors: AM Barberio, CM Friedenreich, BM Lynch, KL Campbell, P Arora, DR Brenner

They were able to determine that a moderate to high level of physical activity could lead to a modest protection against the development of all cancer.

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2018

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

In order to understand the risk factors for disease, participants across the study were recruited across 5 provinces. Body samples and physical information was collected from these people. They then harmonized this data. The hope out of this paper was that the samples afford strides in research both nationally nad internationally.

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2018

The author who wasn’t there? Fairness and attribution in publications following access to population biobanks

Authors: Erika Kleiderman, Amy Pack, Pascal Borry, Ma'n Zawati

This study conducted a document analysis that looked at publication ethics and authorship with population biobanks. In their findings, they reported a 3-step approach: 1) the biobank should be given proper acknowledgement 2) co-authorship should be encouraged to foster colloboration amongst researchers 3) referencing/citiations should be readily available

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2017

Measures of excess body weight and anthropometry among adult Albertans: cross-sectional results from Alberta’s tomorrow project cohort

Authors: Darren Brenner, Abbey Poirier, Tiffany Haig, Alianu Akawung, Christine Friedenrich Paul Robson

In this article they described the prevalence of excess body weight and abdominal obesity in participants with ATP. In this study, 76.8% of men and 59.5% of women reported a BMI of 25% or greater. As such many of the people studied were overweight and two thirds reported abdominal obesity. They will encourage the Albertans to improve their energy balance and reduce the burden of chronic disease.

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