Plasma-Derived Inflammatory Proteins Predict Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
This study looked at a multiplex approach to screen plasma derived biomarkers and to examine the association of proteins with throat cancer. They looked at 260 plasma samples and they screened 82 biomarkers to look for disease.
The Relationship between Anthropometric Measures and Cardiometabolic Health in Shift Work: Findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study
This article was written to evaluate the relationship between anthropomeric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift workers compared to non-shift workers. They looked at 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift workers. There was a slight risk of CVD, obesity, and diabetes among shift workers. It also shown that shift workers were 17% more likely to be obese and 27% more likely to have diabetes.
Rural‐Urban Disparities in Total Physical Activity, Body Composition, and Related Health Indicators: An Atlantic PATH Study
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.
Harmonization of the Health and Risk Factor Questionnaire data of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a descriptive analysis
This paper describes how data is harmonized the health and risk factor questionnare and provides an overview of information required to use the core data that has been created. The reason for the harmonization is to have a unique data set including data on health and risk factors from over 307000 Canadians.
Central body fatness is a stronger predictor of cancer risk than overall body size
They wanted to see the relationship between body size and weight distribution for cancer risk. They had a sample size of 26607 and determined that men have a 33% increased risk of cancer, while women have 22% increased risk. Essentially central adiposity appears to be a strong predictor of all-cancer risk than actual body size.
Anthropometric changes and risk of diabetes: are there sex differences? A longitudinal study of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project
The objective this was study was see if there was an association with antropometric change and risk of diabetes. There was a positive association between anthropometric changes and risk of diabetes was found more in men than women.
Uromodulin in a Pathway Between Decreased Renal Urate Excretion and Albuminuria
The study team evaluated the impact of candidate variants in the main urate transporter genes, and also they examined the urumodulin/sodium excretion as mediators of the association between FEUA and uACR. Out of the 737 participants, 593 were observed in the final analysis. They found that there was an association between albuminuria with decreased renal urate excretion may be modified by the transporter SLC2A9.
Diet quality and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among South Asians in Alberta.
A retrospective analysis of data collected from 140 South Asian adults participating in the Alberta’s Tomorrow Project was conducted. Dietary intake was assessed using a questionnaire and the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) was used an indicator of overall diet quality and adherence to dietary recommendations made by Health Canada. Central obesity (70%), hypercholesterolemia (27%), and hypertension (14%) were predominant health conditions observed in the study participants.
Exome Sequencing in BRCA1- and BRCA2-Negative Greek Families Identifies MDM1 and NBEAL1 as Candidate Risk Genes for Hereditary Breast Cancer.
This study used CARTaGENE control data to find there relationship between the BRAC1-2 genes and breast cancer
Impact of adherence to cancer-specific prevention recommendations on subsequent risk of cancer in participants in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project.
This study wanted to see if cancer-specific recommendations actually prevented cancer. They found that those who adhered to said recommendations saw lower risk of develop cancer over time.