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Obesity, physical activity and inflammation: Examining the development of ischemic heart disease among Nova Scotians

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dc.contributor.author Seybold, Claire
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-08T16:10:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-08T16:10:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13327
dc.description.abstract Background: CVD is a major cause of premature death in Nova Scotia, Canada. Objective: To determine the role of inflammation in the relationships between obesity, physical activity and IHD. Methods: Secondary analysis using exposure data from the 1995 Nova Scotia Health Survey, morbidity data from CIHI and mortality data from Statistics Canada. Results: A statistically significant association was found between abdominal obesity and IHD for women; the relationship between physical inactivity and IHD was of borderline statistical significance in men. Inflammatory markers were independently associated IHD for women. Conclusions: Abdominal obesity was a risk factor for IHD for women, whereas physical inactivity was the was the strongest predictor of IHD in men. Inflammation was found to be an independent risk factor for IHD in women but not men. There was no evidence that inflammation plays a mediating role in the obesity-IHD and physical activity-IHD relationships for women and men, respectively. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject CVD en_US
dc.subject IHD en_US
dc.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject inlammatory markers en_US
dc.subject 1995 Nova Scotia Health Survey en_US
dc.title Obesity, physical activity and inflammation: Examining the development of ischemic heart disease among Nova Scotians en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-03-14
dc.contributor.department Department of Community Health & Epidemiology en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Kathleen MacPherson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Louise Parker en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Sara Kirk en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Susan Kirkland en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Susan Kirkland en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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