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Research Findings Resulting from OHS Data

Physical Activity is Associated with Reduced Prevalence of Self-Reported Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Large, General Population Cohort Study

Aug 6, 2020

Former Principal Investigator of the Ontario Health Study, Dr. Lyle Palmer, co-authored this paper on the positive impact of physical activity on sleep apnea. Read the abstract (A subscription is required to access the full paper.)

Learn more about the project in this Forbes article

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Harmonization of the Health and Risk Factor Questionnaire data of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a descriptive analysis

Apr 23, 2019

The Ontario Health Study is one of five regional cohorts that make up the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, a health research platform using data and biosamples from more than 300,000 Canadians. The complex process of harmonizing a subset of data collected by each of the five regional cohorts, so that they are standardized and comparable as a unique dataset, is explained in this CMAJ Open paper.
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The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention

Jun 11, 2018

The Ontario Health Study is the largest contributor to Canada’s biggest national health research platform, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP). This CMAJ paper provides an overview of the CPTP, its design, data access process, and cohort profile. It positions the CPTP as a unique resource for researchers interested in the complex interactions between phenotypes, genotypes and environmental exposures.
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