Stewart B Harris

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PURPOSE To determine the effect of a Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP) for overweight (OW) and obese (OB) pregnant women on pregnancy weight gain, birth weight, and maternal weight retention at 2 months postpartum. METHODS This is a single-arm intervention matched by prepregnant body mass index, age, and parity to a historical(More)
BACKGROUND The rs9939609 T>A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the FTO gene has previously been found to be associated with obesity in European Caucasian samples. The objective of this study is to examine whether this association extends to metabolic syndrome (MetS) and applies in non-Caucasian samples. METHODS The FTO rs9939609 SNP was genotyped in(More)
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a randomised trial of a physical activity (PA) intervention, The First Step Program (FSP) for adults with type II diabetes.DESIGN: A 16-week intervention study and 24-week follow-up assessment.PARTICIPANTS: A total of 47 overweight/obese, sedentary individuals (age=52.7±5.2 y; BMI=33.3±5.6 kg/m2) recruited through a diabetes education(More)
BACKGROUND The evolving epidemic of type 2 diabetes has challenged health-care providers to assess the safety and efficacy of various diabetes prevention strategies. The CANOE (CAnadian Normoglycemia Outcomes Evaluation) trial investigated whether low-dose combination therapy would affect development of type 2 diabetes. METHODS In this double-blind,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate associations of adiponectin, leptin, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin (IL)-6, and serum amyloid A (SAA), individually or in combinations, with risk of incident type 2 diabetes in a Aboriginal Canadian [corrected] population. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Of the 606 Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine common themes about implementing and adopting electronic health record (EHR) systems that emerged from 3 separate studies of the experiences of primary health care providers and those who implement EHRs. DESIGN Synthesis of the findings of 3 qualitative studies. SETTING Primary health care practices in southwestern Ontario and the(More)
The objective of this national, cross-sectional study was to provide insight into the care and treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in the Canadian primary care setting. Specifically, the study examines glycemic control, management and morbidity load among T2DM patients, and investigates the relationship of glycemic control and morbidity load with duration(More)
CONTEXT Vitamin D may play a role in the aetiology of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), yet the majority of previous studies have been cross-sectional, and the limited number of prospective studies has yielded inconsistent results. OBJECTIVE To examine the prospective association of vitamin D [25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D] with MetS in a multi-ethnic cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Although walk-in clinics are an increasingly common feature of Ontario's health care system, the quality of care they provide is the subject of continuing debate. In this study we examined differences in patient satisfaction and quality of care for common acute conditions in walk-in clinics, family practices and emergency departments. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationships between nontraditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and components of the metabolic syndrome in Native Canadian children, a population at risk of future CV disease. STUDY DESIGN CV risk factors were evaluated in a population-based study of a Canadian Oji-Cree community, involving 236 children aged 10 to 19 years.(More)