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


Relationship between lifestyle habits and cardiovascular risk factors in familial hypercholesterolemia

Authors: Laurie Dessureault, Gabrielle Roy, Patrick Couture, Anne Gangloff, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Louis Pérusse, Angelo Tremblay, Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier

This study’s objective was to assess the relationship between lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors in adults with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the most prevalent genetic disorder causing premature cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and deaths. Using data from 122 CARTaGENE participants, researchers suggest that a healthy lifestyle (e.g., not smoking, being physically active, eating a healthy diet, having a light to moderate alcohol consumption, sleeping 7-8 hours per day) is favorably associated with CVD risk factors in adults with FH.

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