Publications

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

2019

Rural‐Urban Disparities in Total Physical Activity, Body Composition, and Related Health Indicators: An Atlantic PATH Study

Authors: Cynthia Forbes, Zhijie Michael Yu, Yunsong Cui, Vanessa DeClerq, Scott Grandy, Louise Parker, Ellen Sweeney, Trevor Dummer, Melanie Keats

This study was done to compare the sociodemographic/lifestyle characteristics of urban/rural residents in Atlantic Canada. Over 17000 adults were surveyed and multi-linear/logistic regression were done. It was found that rural residents were significantly less likely to be regular or habitual drinkers. Obesity prevalence was much higher out in the Atlantic provinces.

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2018

Fruit and vegetable intake and body adiposity among populations in Eastern Canada: the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study

Authors: Vanessa DeClerq, Yunsong Cui, Trevor Dummer, Cynthia Forbes, Scott Grandy,Melanie Keats, Louise Parker, Ellen Sweeney, Zhijie Michael Yu

This was a cross-sectional study that looked at 26340 individuals (7979 men/18361 women). They looked at data on fruits/vegetable intake, sociodemographic and behavioural factors. The consumption of fruits and vegetables was inversely associated with higher body fat in these populations.

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2018

Differences in adiposity and diet quality among individuals with inflammatory bowel disease in Eastern Canada

Authors: Vanessa DeClerq, Morgan Langille, Johan van Limbergen

This study looked at the relationship between diet quality and body composition in participants with IBD. There was a positive correlation between adiposity and those who ate processed grains, excess meats; there was a negative correlation between those who consumed lots of fruits/vegetables, whole grains. There was distinct difference in adiposity and diet quality were observed in individuals

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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

Association between Diet Quality and Adiposity in the Atlantic PATH Cohort

Authors: Vanessa DeClerq, Yunsong Cui, Trevor Dummer, Cynthia Forbes, Scott Grandy,Melanie Keats, Louise Parker, Ellen Sweeney, Zhijie Michael Yu

This research was done to assess the association between diet quality and adiposity. They found that the diet quality was very different among provinces, an area of concern was people who consumed only 1-2 servings of fruits/vegetables today. Adiposity was positively associated with consumption of excess meat, snack foods, sweetners, diet soft drinks, and fast food. It was shown that people who ate whole grains and green tea had lower levels of adiposity.

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2017

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

Authors: E Sweeney, Y Cui, V DeClercq, P Devichand, C Forbes, S Grandy, J M T Hicks, M Keats, L Parker, D Thompson, M Volodarsky, Z M Yu, T J B Dummer

The PATH study wants to 1) develop a databank containing health/health-related measures 2) encourage/facilitate use of the databank . The idea is to provide information about risk factors for disease and then hopefully prevent it.

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2017

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

Authors: Vanessa DeClerq, Yunsong Cui, Trevor Dummer, Cynthia Forbes, Scott Grandy,Melanie Keats, Louise Parker, Ellen Sweeney, Zhijie Michael Yu, Roger McLeod

They waned to see if there was a relationship between biomarkers of apidose issue and cardiovasular comorbidities risk in BMI. They 480 people in their study, half of which were diabetic and half were not. It was found that plasma adiponectin levels were lower in diabetic patients than those who are not. Plasma apoB levels were similar between participants with and without diabetes.

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2017

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

Authors: Zhijie Yu, Lousie Parker, Trevor Dummer

They did a cross-sectional study to show the association between coffee/diet drinks/sweetners and depression. It was found there was a significant relationship between depression and consumption of sweetners/diet drinks. These symptoms were seen more in women than men.

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2017

Lead in drinking water: a response from the Atlantic PATH study

Authors: Ellen Sweeney, Zhijie Yu, Louise Parker, Trevor Dummer

Most of the people who were being observed in this study were below the maximum level for lead intake, however the few that were the outliners are still cause for concern.

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