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Relationship between Adiponectin and apoB in individuals with diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort (2017)
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DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Dummer, T. J. B., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., Keats, M., …McLeod, R. S. (2017). Relationship between Adiponectin and apoB in individuals with diabetes in the Atlantic PATH Cohort. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 1(12), (1477-1487). doi:10.1210/js.2017-00339

Context The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes greatly influences the risk for cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities and affects the quality of life of many people. However, the relationship among diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular risk is... Read More

Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis (2017)
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DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., Keats, M., Parker, L., …Dummer, T. J. (2017). Adiposity Measures and Plasma Adipokines in Females with Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. Mediators of Inflammation, 2017, 1-9. doi:10.1155/2017/4302412

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between adipokines and adiposity in individuals with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Using a nested case-control analysis, participants in the Atlantic PATH cohort... Read More

Association between diet quality and adiposity in the Atlantic PATH cohort (2017)
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DeClercq, V., Cui, Y., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., Keats, M., Parker, L., …Dummer, T. J. (2017). Association between diet quality and adiposity in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Nutrients, 9(10), 1155. doi:10.3390/nu9101155

The aim of this study was to examine diet quality among participants in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (PATH) cohort and to assess the association with adiposity. Data were collected from participants (n = 23,768) aged 35–69 years tha... Read More

Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity (2017)
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Keats, M. R., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Dummer, T. J., Forbes, C., Grandy, S. A., …Parker, L. (2017). Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity. Preventive Medicine, 105, 326-331. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.013

Owing to an aging population and medical advances, the anticipated growth and prevalence of multimorbidity has been recognized as a significant challenge and priority in health care settings. Although physical activity has been shown to play a vital... Read More

Dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors (2016)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2017). Dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Psycho-oncology, 26(12), 2186-2193. doi:10.1002/pon.4324

Background Dog ownership has been associated with higher rates of physical activity (PA) in several populations but no study to date has focused on cancer survivors. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between dog ownership and... Read More

Effects of exercise dose on endogenous estrogens in postmenopausal women: A randomized trial (2015)
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Friedenreich, C. M., Neilson, H. K., Wang, Q., Stanczyk, F. Z., Yasui, Y., Duha, A., …Courneya, K. S. (2015). Effects of exercise dose on endogenous estrogens in postmenopausal women: A randomized trial. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 22(5), 863-876. doi:10.1530/ERC-15-0243

Exercise dose comparison trials with biomarker outcomes can identify the amount of exercise required to reduce breast cancer risk and also strengthen the causal inference between physical activity and breast cancer. The Breast Cancer and Exercise Tri... Read More

Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors (2015)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(2), 118-127. doi:10.1188/15.ONF.42-02AP

Purpose/Objectives: To identify and compare the prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive survey. Setting: Nova Scotia, Canada. Sample: 741 breast,... Read More

A comparison of physical activity preferences among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada (2014)
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Forbes, C. C., Blanchard, C. M., Mummery, W. K., & Courneya, K. S. (2015). A comparison of physical activity preferences among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(6), 823-833. doi:10.1123/jpah.2014-0119

Background: Physical activity (PA) preferences may vary by cancer survivor group, but few studies have made direct comparisons. The purpose of this study was to compare the PA preferences of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova S... Read More

Effects of exercise dose and type during breast cancer chemotherapy: Multicenter randomized trial (2013)
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Courneya, K. S., McKenzie, D. C., Mackey, J. R., Gelmon, K., Friedenreich, C. M., Yasui, Y., …Segal, R. J. (2013). Effects of exercise dose and type during breast cancer chemotherapy: Multicenter randomized trial. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 105(23), 1821-1832. doi:10.1093/jnci/djt297

Background Exercise improves physical functioning and symptom management during breast cancer chemotherapy, but the effects of different doses and types of exercise are unknown. Methods A multicenter trial in Canada randomized 301 breast cancer pati... Read More