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


Associations between cognitive function, metabolic factors and depression: A prospective study in Quebec, Canada

Authors: Floriana Ferri, Sonya Dechenes, Niamh Power, Norbert Schmitz

The study used baseline and follow-up CARTaGENE data to assess the potential interactions between low cognitive function, metabolic risk factors and history of depression as risk factors for future depressive episodes. Participants with a comorbidity of at least one metabolic factor, history of depression and low cognitive function were found to have the highest risk of experiencing a depressive episode in middle age.

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Anxiety and Depression Symptom Comorbidity and the Risk of Heart Disease: A Prospective Community-Based Cohort Study

Authors: SS Descenes, RJ Burns, N Schmitz

This article was looking at the association between anxiety/depression and heart disease. They found depression without anxiety had a higher risk of heart disease. There was no significant risk of heart disease when there was anxiety, but not depression.

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