Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian Arthritis Patients

Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian Arthritis Patients Scott Grandy, Yunsong Cui, Vanessa DeClercq, & Melanie Keats Click here to see the full brief Arthritis is one of the most common chronic health conditions in Canada and is a leading cause of disability affecting over 4 million Canadians over 15 years of age. Of note, Read more about Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian Arthritis Patients[…]

Physical Activity Levels in Atlantic Canadian Diabetes Patients

Physical Activity Levels in Atlantic Canadian Diabetes Patients Yunsong Cui, Cindy Forbes, Scott Grandy, Ellen Sweeney, Michael Yu, & Melanie Keats Click here to see the full brief Over the past 36 years the number of adults living with diabetes worldwide has nearly quadrupled, rising from 4.7% (108 million) to 8.5% (422 million). In Canada, Read more about Physical Activity Levels in Atlantic Canadian Diabetes Patients[…]

Population Profile: Health Seeking Behaviours of Participants with and without a History of Cancer

Population Profile:Health Seeking Behaviours of Participants with and without a History of Cancer Ellen Sweeney Click here to see the full brief Two of every five Canadians are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in four is expected to die as a result. In 2015, this translated to approximately 196,900 new cancer Read more about Population Profile: Health Seeking Behaviours of Participants with and without a History of Cancer[…]

Prevalence and correlates of physical activity behaviour in an Atlantic Canadian population-based cohort

Prevalence and correlates of physical activity behaviour in an Atlantic Canadian population-based cohort Cindy Forbes Click here to see the full brief Physical activity (PA) has been linked to improved physical and mental health, while higher levels of inactivity has been identified as an important risk factor for a number of chronic diseases. However, research Read more about Prevalence and correlates of physical activity behaviour in an Atlantic Canadian population-based cohort[…]

Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian CVD Patients

Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian CVD Patients Melanie Keats, Cindy Forbes, Scott Grandy, & Yunsong Cui Click here to see the full brief Sixty years ago as many as 35% of Canadians who suffered a heart attack did not survive. Today, through early diagnosis and improved treatment options, as many as 95% of those Read more about Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian CVD Patients[…]

Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep duration and quality

Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep duration and quality Cindy Forbes and Vanessa DeClercq Click here to see the full brief Lack of sleep and poor sleep quality has been linked to many poor physical and mental health outcomes including cardiovascular disease (CVD), depression, anxiety, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and all-cause mortality. Of note, Read more about Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep duration and quality[…]

The relationship between sleep and obesity

The relationship between sleep and obesity Vanessa DeClercq and Cindy Forbes Click here to see the full brief Strategies for preventing and treating obesity are complex and far greater than simply eating less and moving more. While multiple factors contribute to the growing obesity epidemic, studies have shown an important association between habitual sleep duration Read more about The relationship between sleep and obesity[…]

Population Profile: Multiple Sclerosis

Population Profile: Multiple Sclerosis Ellen Sweeney Click here to see the full brief Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive chronic disease of the autoimmune system which affects the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. There are a number of different types of MS with varying symptoms and degrees of severity, Read more about Population Profile: Multiple Sclerosis[…]

Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian cancer survivors

Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian cancer survivors Melanie Keats, Cindy Forbes, Scott Grandy, & Yunsong Cui Click here to see the full brief The incidence of cancer within the Canadian population has been slowly increasing since 2009. Currently, it is expected that 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime, which equates Read more about Physical activity levels in Atlantic Canadian cancer survivors[…]

Statin Use in Atlantic Canada

Statin Use in Atlantic Canada Report by Vanessa DeClercq and Scott A. Grandy Click here to see the full brief High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol represent a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) [1]. Thus, decreasing LDL cholesterol levels is a key factor in reducing CVD mortality [2]. The drug class statins Read more about Statin Use in Atlantic Canada[…]