Kaberi Dasgupta

Learn More
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women. In fact, CVD is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide and half of all deaths of women over 50 years of age in developing countries. The prevalence of CVD risk factor precursors is increasing in children. Retrospective analyses suggest that there are some clinically(More)
Eighty percent of all breast cancers and almost 90% of breast cancer deaths occur among post-menopausal women. We used a nested case control design to examine the association between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use and breast cancer occurrence among women over 65 years of age. The cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 enzyme is expressed more in breast(More)
Herein, updated evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in Canadian adults are detailed. For 2014, 3 existing recommendations were modified and 2 new recommendations were added. The following recommendations were modified: (1) the recommended sodium intake threshold was changed from ≤ 1500 mg(More)
OBJECTIVE Favorable effects of walking levels on glycemic control have been hypothesized to be mediated through reductions in abdominal adiposity, but this has not been well studied. We addressed this issue in patients treated for type 2 diabetes. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS A total of 201 subjects with type 2 diabetes underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiarthroplasty is often the treatment of choice after hip fracture, particularly in frail elderly patients. Such patients may benefit from home care after discharge. We assessed factors associated with the receipt of home care and evaluated the risk of death within three months after discharge. METHODS We obtained administrative data for(More)
Hypertension Canada's Canadian Hypertension Education Program Guidelines Task Force provides annually updated, evidence-based recommendations to guide the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension. This year, we present 4 new recommendations, as well as revisions to 2 previous recommendations. In the diagnosis and assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes prevalence is associated with low socioeconomic status (SES), but less is known about the relationship between SES and diabetes incidence. DATA AND METHODS Data from eight cycles of the National Population Health Survey (1994/1995 through 2008/2009) are used. A sample of 5,547 women and 6,786 men aged 18 or older who did not have(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize sleep complaints in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify correlates of sleep quality. METHODS Sleep quality in 100 women with SLE was assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Participants completed standardized questionnaires assessing depressed mood, leisure time physical activity,(More)
AIMS Diabetes has been described as a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk equivalent. There is evidence, however, that its impact may differ between women and men. For this reason, our study aimed to obtain gender-specific hazard ratios (HRs) comparing diabetes and CVD patients in terms of all-cause, CVD and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among men in Western nations. Previous studies indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have an inhibitory effect on prostate cancer cells. We evaluated the association between frequent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and prostate cancer occurrence. METHODS We conducted a(More)