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


Depressive symptoms and sleep problems as risk factors for heart disease: a prospective community study.

Authors: SS Deschenes, R Burns, E. Graham., N. Schmitz.

The goal of this study was to see if there was an association between depressive behavior, sleep problems and risk of developing heart disease in the sample population. Using CARTaGENE data, they were able to determine that depression and sleep disorders are independent factors of heart disease and area associated with a stronger risk of heart disease when occurring together.

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Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Indices of Obesity in Adults With Prediabetes and Normal Blood Glucose Levels: Results From the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Study

Authors: Rachel Burns, Soyna Deschenes, Norbert Schmitz

Depressive symptoms are associated with higher incident rates of dibaetes, but they are not sure if depressive symptoms are linked to prediabetes. The results from this study showed that there was depressive symptoms were positively associated with BMI, fat mass index, waist circumfrence in prediabetic adults. The assoications observed in people with prediabetes were stronger than those observed with normal blood glucose levels.

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