Health Reports

A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

May 2016

Vitamin C status of Canadian adults: Findings from the 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey

by Kellie Langlois, Marcia Cooper and Cynthia K. Colapinto

Vitamin C, the common name for L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is not endogenously produced by humans. Vitamin C has a number of biochemical and physiological functions, primarily as an enzyme cofactor (for example in the biosynthesis of collagen, carnitine, and catecholamines) and as an antioxidant.

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Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Canada

by Suzy L. Wong, Heather Gilmour and Pamela L. Ramage-Morin

Dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder. In 2010, an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide were living with dementia, a number that is expected to double in 20 years.

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Mortality from Alzheimer’s disease in Canada: A multiple-cause-of-death analysis, 2004 to 2011

by Jungwee Park

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive, degenerative and fatal brain disorder characterized by loss of memory and the ability to think and communicate, and by changes in mood and behaviour. The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias is expected to rise rapidly, with one report projecting the number of cases in Canada to reach more than one million by 2038. In 2011, it ranked seventh among the leading causes of death (ninth among men, sixth among women).

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