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- 14Young, T. Kue
- 5Willows, Noreen D.
- 4Hegele, Robert A.
- 2Ban, Matthew R.
- 2Bjerregaard, Peter
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- 12Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Department of/Journal Articles (Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
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The purposes of this dissertation were to examine the relationship between weight stigma and physical activity (PA) from the perspective of women with obesity and investigate strategies that may reduce the impact of PA-related weight stigma. I conducted three studies to address these...
A longitudinal and cross-sectional examination of the relationship between reasons for choosing a neighbourhood, physical activity and body mass indexDownload
Abstract: Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between body mass index and neighborhood walkability, socioeconomic status (SES), reasons for choosing neighborhoods, physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, and demographic variables. Methods: Two studies,...
An experimental investigation of the impact of fat taxes: Price effects, food stigma, and information effects on economic instruments to improve dietary healthDownload
This thesis investigates how a tax and warning label on less healthy snack food products may affect consumer behaviour when the imposition of the tax is a source of consumer information. A survey that included choice experiments was implemented in supermarkets. Participants were asked to choose...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that involves deficits in social, behavioral, and communicative domains. As an increasing number of children are diagnosed with ASD, within Canada and globally, there has also been increased findings of higher rates of...
Association between the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and the metabolic syndrome in a non-Caucasian multi-ethnic sampleDownload
Al-Attar, Salam A., Pollex, Rebecca L., Ban, Matthew R., Young, T. Kue, Bjerregaard, Peter, Anand, Sonia S., Yusuf, Salim, Zinman, Bernard, Harris, Stewart B., Hanley, Anthony J. G., Connelly, Philip W., Huff, Murray W., Hegele, Robert A.
"Background: The rs9939609 T>A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the FTO gene has previously been found to be associated with obesity in European Caucasian samples. The objective of this study is to examine whether this association extends to metabolic syndrome (MetS) and applies in...
The growing prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents is of great concern. The objective of this research was to assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and individual factors such as: dietary intake, physical activity and sedentary behaviours; and to assess the...
Adipose tissue and skeletal muscle have unique metabolic roles. Despite body mass index for age and sex (BMI z-score) being historically widely used to evaluate and monitor health status in children with obesity, it does not depict adiposity and muscularity (or their changes) during growth or...
Cardiomyocyte antihypertrophic effect of adipocyte tissue conditioned medium from rats and its abrogation by obesity is mediated by the leptin to adiponectin ratioDownload
White adipocytes are known to function as endocrine organs by secreting a plethora of bioactive adipokines which can regulate cardiac function including the development of hypertrophy. We determined whether adipose tissue conditioned medium (ATCM) generated from the epididymal regions of normal...
Cardiovascular Disease Risk factors in Canadian-born and Immigrant Children and Youth in the Canadian Health Measures SurveyDownload
Immigrants make up almost 20% of Canada’s population. Recent adult immigrants to Canada are generally in better health than those born in Canada. However, we know little about whether this is also the case in children. We compared mean levels and prevalence of adverse levels of CVD risk factors...
Cardiovascular Risk According to Plasma Apolipoprotein and Lipid Profiles in a Canadian First NationDownload
"Introduction: Despite high diabetes rates among Canadian First Nations people, little is known about their cardiovascular disease risk. Our aim was to describe the apolipoprotein profile with respect to cardiovascular risk in a Canadian First Nation community. Methods: In 2003, a representative...