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Research Findings Resulting from OHS Data

OHS data included in multi-study analysis of Canada’s “Omicron tsunami”

Jul 21, 2022

Omicron tsunami: Blood spot samples from thousands of OHS participants were included in a multi-study analysis showing the proportion of Canadians with antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 due to infection shot up, from 5.1 per cent just before the Delta variant wave (August, 2021), to 55.7 per cent in the five months after the Omicron wave (May, 2022). This represents an increase equivalent to more than 100,000 infections per day. Almost 10,000 OHS participants took part in the CanPath COVID-19 Antibody Study.

Read the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force report.

Read the news release.

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Normal sex and age-specific parameters in a multi-ethnic population: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds cohort

Apr 4, 2022

Using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) data from the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Heart and Minds (CAHHM) cohort (of which a subset are OHS and CanPath participants), researchers used this large and diverse group of participants to set reference values for cardiac morphology and function that are specific to age and sex.

Read the full paper in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

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Evaluation of Adiposity and Cognitive Function in Adults

Apr 4, 2022

An analysis of data from two cohort studies, the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) which includes a subset of OHS and CanPath participants, and the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological–Mind (PURE-MIND) study, suggests that adiposity or excess body fat is associated with lower cognitive scores.

Read the full paper in the journal Nature

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