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


Added value of waist circumference to body mass index for predicting fracture risk in obesity: a prospective study from the CARTaGENE cohort

Authors: Anne-Frédérique Turcotte, Sonia Jean, Suzanne N Morin, Fabrice Mac-Way, Claudia Gagnon

The researchers aimed to assess associations between waist circumference (WC) and fracture incidence within BMI categories to examine whether BMI modifies the relationships. Using data from 18,236 CARTaGENE participants, they found that larger WC was associated with a greater risk for fractures among those in the normal-to-overweight category.

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Is Food Outlet Accessibility a Significant Factor of Fruit and Vegetable Intake? Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Province-Wide Study in Quebec, Canada

Authors: Alex-Ane Mathieu, Éric Robitaille, Marie-Claude Paquette

This study aimed to understand the effect of the environment, particularly food outlet accessibility, on diet. Using data from 7,783 CARTaGENE participants, researchers found no significant results and suggest future research. However, relationships between fruit and vegetable intake and sex, income, and education were recognized.

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