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The Economic Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Dr Krueger and his team of researchers completed a careful analysis of fruit and vegetable consumption patterns of Canadians between 2000 and 2013 and estimated the economic burden associated with low

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What should we do about the economic burden of excess weight?

Dr Hans Krueger wrote this editorial for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, an online scientific journal published by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Editorial: The Weight

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Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease 2015

The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 provided a synthesis of the evidence for risk factor exposure and the attributable burden of disease. Dr. Krueger was one of the

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Have there been improvements in the health related sustainable development goals?

This analysis of 33 health related sustainable development goals was based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2015. Dr. Krueger was one of the collaborators on this

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Four cancer risk factors cause 47,000 cases of cancer per year in Canada.

The four cancer risk factors we investigated in this study were tobacco smoking, alcohol use, excess weight and physical inactivity. These risk factors are connected to lifestyle choices and are all preventable.

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What if all regions in BC followed BC’s healthiest regions?

Which regions in BC were the healthiest regions? Prevalence rates of excess weight, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity vary substantially by geographical region within British Columbia (BC).

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