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Ardern CI and Rotondi M for the Ontario Brain Institute. The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease: Implications for Ontario. A link to a PDF file is present.


1. Kanagasabai T, Nie JX, Mason C, Ardern CI. Metabolic syndrome and prevalent any-site, prostate, breast and colon cancers in the U.S. adult population: NHANES 1999-2010. J Metabolic Synd 2014.

2. Matveev R and Ardern CI. Co-occurrence of arthritis and stroke amongst middle-aged and older adults in Canada. Stroke Research and Treatment. 2014.

3. Grace SL, Bennett S, Ardern CI, Clark AM. Cardiac rehabilitation series: Canada. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Mar-Apr;56(5):530-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2013.09.010. Epub 2013 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 24607018.

4. Sears J, Khan K, Ardern CI, Tamim H. Potential for patient-physician language discordance in Ontario. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Dec 28;13:535. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-535. PubMed PMID: 24373325; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3909311.

5. Manson J, Rotondi M, Jamnik V, Ardern C, Tamim H. Effect of tai chi on musculoskeletal health-related fitness and self-reported physical health changes in low income, multiple ethnicity mid to older adults. BMC Geriatr. 2013 Oct 28;13:114. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-114. PubMed PMID: 24160867; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3870959.

6. Manson J, Ritvo P, Ardern C, Weir P, Baker J, Jamnik V, Tamim H. Tai Chi's effects on health-related fitness of low-income older adults. Can J Aging. 2013 Sep;32(3):270-7. doi: 10.1017/S0714980813000305. Epub 2013 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 23915817.

7.  Liu RH, Wharton S, Sharma AM, Ardern CI, Kuk JL. Influence of a clinical lifestyle-based weight loss program on the metabolic risk profile of metabolically normal and abnormal obese adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug;21(8):1533-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20219. Epub 2013 May 21. PubMed PMID: 23696195.

8. Kuk JL, Ardern CI. The influence of ethnicity and gender on the association between measured obesity and cardiorespiratory fitness with self-rated overweight, physical activity and health. Perspect Public Health. 2014 Jan;134(1):38-43. doi: 10.1177/1757913913480751. Epub 2013 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 23539131.

9. Al-Sahab B, Ardern CI, Hamadeh MJ, Tamim H. Age at menarche and current substance use among Canadian adolescent girls: results of a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2012 Mar 16;12:195. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-195. PubMed PMID: 22424106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3323411.

10. Perez DF, Ritvo PG, Brown PE, Holowaty E, Ardern C. Perceived walkability, social support, age, native language, and vehicle access as correlates of physical activity: a cross-sectional study of low-socioeconomic status, ethnic, minority women. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Nov;8(8):1098-107. PubMed PMID: 22039128.

11. Perez DF, Nie JX, Ardern CI, Radhu N, Ritvo P. Impact of participant incentives and direct and snowball sampling on survey response rate in an ethnically diverse community: results from a pilot study of physical activity and the built environment. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Feb;15(1):207-14. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9525-y. PubMed PMID: 21932003.

12. Reddigan JI, Ardern CI, Riddell MC, Kuk JL. Relation of physical activity to cardiovascular disease mortality and the influence of cardiometabolic risk factors. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 15;108(10):1426-31. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.07.005. Epub 2011 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 21855834.

13. Kuk JL, Ardern CI, Church TS, Sharma AM, Padwal R, Sui X, Blair SN. Edmonton Obesity Staging System: association with weight history and mortality risk. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2011 Aug;36(4):570-6. doi: 10.1139/h11-058. Epub 2011 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 21838602.

14. Taing KY, Ardern CI, Kuk JL. Effect of the timing of weight cycling during adulthood on mortality risk in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Feb;20(2):407-13. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.207. Epub 2011 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 21760629.

15. Al-Sahab B, Adair L, Hamadeh MJ, Ardern CI, Tamim H. Impact of breastfeeding duration on age at menarche. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 1;173(9):971-7. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwq496. Epub 2011 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 21430189; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3121225.

16. Al-Sahab B, Ardern CI, Hamadeh MJ, Tamim H. Age at menarche in Canada: results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children & Youth. BMC Public Health. 2010 Nov 28;10:736. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-736. PubMed PMID: 21110899; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3001737.

17. Dogra S, Baker J, Ardern CI. Role of age at asthma diagnosis in the asthma-obesity relationship. Can Respir J. 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):e97-101. PubMed PMID: 21038003; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2975510.

18. Al-Sahab B, Hamadeh MJ, Ardern CI, Tamim H. Early menarche predicts incidence of asthma in early adulthood. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 1;173(1):64-70. doi:10.1093/aje/kwq324. Epub 2010 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 21036953.

19. Dogra S, Meisner BA, Ardern CI. Variation in mode of physical activity by ethnicity and time since immigration: a cross-sectional analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2010 Oct 14;7:75. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-7-75. PubMed PMID: 20946636; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2978119.

20. Kuk JL, Ardern CI. Age and sex differences in the clustering of metabolic syndrome factors: association with mortality risk. Diabetes Care. 2010 Nov;33(11):2457-61. doi: 10.2337/dc10-0942. Epub 2010 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 20699434; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2963512.

21. Kuk JL, Ardern CI. Influence of age on the association between various measures of obesity and all-cause mortality. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Nov;57(11):2077-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02486.x. Epub 2009 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 19754497.

22. Kuk JL, Ardern CI. Are metabolically normal but obese individuals at lower risk for all-cause mortality? Diabetes Care. 2009 Dec;32(12):2297-9. doi: 10.2337/dc09-0574. Epub 2009 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 19729521; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2782994.

23. Dogra S, Baker J, Ardern CI. The role of physical activity and body mass index in the health care use of adults with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.2009 Jun;102(6):462-8. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60118-4. PubMed PMID: 19558003.

24. Kuk JL, Ardern CI, Church TS, Hebert JR, Sui X, Blair SN. Ideal weight and weight satisfaction: association with health practices. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Aug 15;170(4):456-63. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwp135. Epub 2009 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 19546153; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2727176.

25. Kayaniyil S, Ardern CI, Winstanley J, Parsons C, Brister S, Oh P, Stewart DE, Grace SL. Degree and correlates of cardiac knowledge and awareness among cardiac inpatients. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Apr;75(1):99-107. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.09.005. Epub 2008 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 18952393; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2935489.

26. Wattie N, Ardern CI, Baker J. Season of birth and prevalence of overweight and obesity in Canada. Early Hum Dev. 2008 Aug;84(8):539-47. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2007.12.010. Epub 2008 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 18280062.

27. Dogra S, Ardern CI, Baker J. The relationship between age of asthma onset and cardiovascular disease in Canadians. J Asthma. 2007 Dec;44(10):849-54. PubMed PMID: 18097862.

28. Herman KM, Ardern CI, Mason C, Brien SE, Katzmarzyk PT. Trends in physical activity research in Canada. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Jun;32(3):400-8. PubMed PMID: 17510674.

29. Ardern CI, Janssen I. Metabolic syndrome and its association with morbidity and mortality. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Feb;32(1):33-45. Review. PubMed PMID: 17332783.

30. Tremblay MS, Bryan SN, Pérez CE, Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT. Physical activity and immigrant status: evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Can J Public Health. 2006 Jul-Aug;97(4):277-82. PubMed PMID: 16967745.

31. Bryan SN, Tremblay MS, Pérez CE, Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT. Physical activity and ethnicity: evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Can J Public Health. 2006 Jul-Aug;97(4):271-6. PubMed PMID: 16967744.

32. Tremblay MS, Pérez CE, Ardern CI, Bryan SN, Katzmarzyk PT. Obesity, overweight and ethnicity. Health Rep. 2005 Jun;16(4):23-34. PubMed PMID: 16190322.

33. Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT, Janssen I, Church TS, Blair SN. Revised Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and cardiovascular disease mortality in men attending a preventive medical clinic. Circulation. 2005 Sep 6;112(10):1478-85. Epub 2005 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 16129792.

34. Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT, Janssen I, Leon AS, Wilmore JH, Skinner JS, Rao DC, Després JP, Rankinen T, Bouchard C. Race and sex similarities in exercise-induced changes in blood lipids and fatness. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Sep;36(9):1610-5. PubMed PMID: 15354045.

34. Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT, Janssen I, Leon AS, Wilmore JH, Skinner JS, Rao DC, Després JP, Rankinen T, Bouchard C. Race and sex similarities in exercise-induced changes in blood lipids and fatness. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Sep;36(9):1610-5. PubMed PMID: 15354045.

36. Katzmarzyk PT, Ardern CI. Overweight and obesity mortality trends in Canada, 1985-2000. Can J Public Health. 2004 Jan-Feb;95(1):16-20. PubMed PMID: 14768735.

37. Katzmarzyk PT, Janssen I, Ardern CI. Physical inactivity, excess adiposity and premature mortality. Obes Rev. 2003 Nov;4(4):257-90. Review. PubMed PMID: 14649376.

38. Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT. National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and obesity: implications for Canada. Can J Cardiol. 2003 Sep;19(10):1171-7. PubMed PMID: 14532943.

39. Ardern CI, Katzmarzyk PT, Janssen I, Ross R. Discrimination of health risk by combined body mass index and waist circumference. Obes Res. 2003 Jan;11(1):135-42. Erratum in: Obes Res. 2003 Mar;11(3):491. PubMed PMID: 12529496.

40. Pickett W, Ardern C, Brison RJ. A population-based study of potential brain injuries requiring emergency care. CMAJ. 2001 Aug 7;165(3):288-92. PubMed PMID: 11517644; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC81328.

41. Ardern C, Pickett W, King MA, Boyce WF. Injury in Canadian youth: a brief report from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey. Can J Public Health. 2001 May-Jun;92(3):201-3. PubMed PMID: 11496630.

42. Hartling L, Brison RJ, Ardern C, Pickett W. Prognostic value of the Quebec Classification of Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2001 Jan 1;26(1):36-41. PubMed PMID: 11148643.