S A Lear

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Rapid access to cardiology expertise: an innovative program to provide telephone support for family physicians
    Scott A Lear
    PhD, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia Dr Lear can be reached at 778 782 7916 or by e mail at
    Healthc Q 13:56-60. 2010
  2. pmc The Association between Acculturation and Dietary Patterns of South Asian Immigrants
    Iris A Lesser
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e88495. 2014
  3. pmc A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Association between Physical Activity and Visceral Adipose Tissue Accumulation in a Multiethnic Cohort
    Iris A Lesser
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3
    J Obes 2012:703941. 2012
  4. pmc Predictors of metabolic syndrome in participants of a cardiac rehabilitation program
    Alejandra Farias Godoy
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 156
    ISRN Cardiol 2012:736314. 2012
  5. pmc Association of supermarket characteristics with the body mass index of their shoppers
    Scott A Lear
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, V5A 1S6 British Columbia, Canada
    Nutr J 12:117. 2013
  6. pmc Differences in perceptions and fast food eating behaviours between Indians living in high- and low-income neighbourhoods of Chandigarh, India
    Christopher Robert Aloia
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Nutr J 12:4. 2013
  7. ncbi A review of obesity and body fat distribution and its relationship to cardio-metabolic risk in men and women of Chinese origin
    Scott A Lear
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets 12:113-8. 2012
  8. doi Elevation in cardiovascular disease risk in South Asians is mediated by differences in visceral adipose tissue
    Scott A Lear
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1293-300. 2012
  9. doi Associations of the FTO rs9939609 variant with discrete body fat depots and dietary intake in a multi-ethnic cohort
    Scott A Lear
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Genet Res (Camb) 93:419-26. 2011
  10. pmc Determinants of changes in dietary patterns among Chinese immigrants: a cross-sectional analysis
    Doenja L Rosenmöller
    Department of Health Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:42. 2011

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  1. ncbi Rapid access to cardiology expertise: an innovative program to provide telephone support for family physicians
    Scott A Lear
    PhD, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia Dr Lear can be reached at 778 782 7916 or by e mail at
    Healthc Q 13:56-60. 2010
    ..This is a concern as those with a chronic disease use twice the amount of healthcare resources compared to the average adult and have hospital stays that are four times longer than those with acute conditions (Broemeling et al. 2005). ..
  2. pmc The Association between Acculturation and Dietary Patterns of South Asian Immigrants
    Iris A Lesser
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e88495. 2014
    ..Future health promotion strategies should encourage cultural sensitivity in efforts to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverage, convenience foods and to encourage eating at home rather than dining out. ..
  3. pmc A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Association between Physical Activity and Visceral Adipose Tissue Accumulation in a Multiethnic Cohort
    Iris A Lesser
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3
    J Obes 2012:703941. 2012
    ..When ethnic differences in PA were taken into account, there were no longer any differences in VAT between the Chinese and European groups, while VAT remained higher in South Asians than Europeans...
  4. pmc Predictors of metabolic syndrome in participants of a cardiac rehabilitation program
    Alejandra Farias Godoy
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 156
    ISRN Cardiol 2012:736314. 2012
    ..They will require closer follow-up and should be targeted for further prevention strategies after cardiac rehabilitation program completion...
  5. pmc Association of supermarket characteristics with the body mass index of their shoppers
    Scott A Lear
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, V5A 1S6 British Columbia, Canada
    Nutr J 12:117. 2013
    ..We explored associations of distance travelled to supermarkets and supermarket characteristics with shoppers' body mass index (BMI)...
  6. pmc Differences in perceptions and fast food eating behaviours between Indians living in high- and low-income neighbourhoods of Chandigarh, India
    Christopher Robert Aloia
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Nutr J 12:4. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study is to explore the differences in fast food preferences, perceptions, and patronage between Indians living in high- and low-income neighbourhoods...
  7. ncbi A review of obesity and body fat distribution and its relationship to cardio-metabolic risk in men and women of Chinese origin
    Scott A Lear
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets 12:113-8. 2012
    ..Further investigation of this topic should prove fruitful in shedding light onto the determinants of body fat accumulation and distribution that may help to inform obesity prevention and treatment strategies...
  8. doi Elevation in cardiovascular disease risk in South Asians is mediated by differences in visceral adipose tissue
    Scott A Lear
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1293-300. 2012
    ..Higher levels of risk factors for CVD in South Asians are predominantly because of the unique phenotype of South Asians having greater VAT than Europeans even at the same BMI...
  9. doi Associations of the FTO rs9939609 variant with discrete body fat depots and dietary intake in a multi-ethnic cohort
    Scott A Lear
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Genet Res (Camb) 93:419-26. 2011
    ..039) and percent daily calories from fat (0.4 ± 0.2%, P = 0.064). Our findings suggest that the FTO rs9939609 minor allele may be associated with dietary intake in adults and is positively associated with regional fat deposition...
  10. pmc Determinants of changes in dietary patterns among Chinese immigrants: a cross-sectional analysis
    Doenja L Rosenmöller
    Department of Health Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:42. 2011
    ..The objective for this study is to explore changes in food patterns, and levels of awareness and knowledge of healthy nutrition by length of residence among Chinese immigrants to Canada...
  11. ncbi Immigration presents a potential increased risk for atherosclerosis
    Scott A Lear
    Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
    Atherosclerosis 205:584-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the independent association of time since immigration with sub-clinical atherosclerosis in immigrants of Chinese, European and South Asian origin...
  12. ncbi The British Columbia Alliance on Telehealth Research and Policy
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 11:52-6, 2. 2008
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  13. pmc Prevalence and characteristics of home Internet access in patients with cardiovascular disease from diverse geographical locations
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 25:589-93. 2009
    ..Patients living outside of urban centres do not have access to the same level of care as patients in cities. The use of the Internet has been suggested as a possible resolution to this geographic inequity...
  14. pmc Appropriateness of current thresholds for obesity-related measures among Aboriginal people
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
    CMAJ 177:1499-505. 2007
    ..We compared the risk of cardiovascular disease among Canadian Aboriginal and European populations using the current thresholds for body mass index and waist circumference...
  15. ncbi Ethnic variation in fat and lean body mass and the association with insulin resistance
    Scott A Lear
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University Harbor Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 5K3
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:4696-702. 2009
    ..Body fat distribution varies among different ethnic groups, yet less is known regarding differences in lean mass and how this may affect insulin resistance...
  16. ncbi Visceral adipose tissue accumulation differs according to ethnic background: results of the Multicultural Community Health Assessment Trial (M-CHAT)
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:353-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies have not adequately investigated differences in discrete regions of abdominal adiposity across ethnic groups...
  17. ncbi Visceral adipose tissue, a potential risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis: results of the Multicultural Community Health Assessment Trial (M-CHAT)
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Stroke 38:2422-9. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that VAT is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis...
  18. ncbi The use of BMI and waist circumference as surrogates of body fat differs by ethnicity
    Scott A Lear
    Simon Fraser University, School of Kinesiology, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2817-24. 2007
    ..To compare the prediction of percentage body fat using BMI and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) using waist circumference (WC) in individuals of Chinese, European, and South Asian origin...
  19. ncbi The Extensive Lifestyle Management Intervention (ELMI) after cardiac rehabilitation: a 4-year randomized controlled trial
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Am Heart J 152:333-9. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that a modest risk factor and lifestyle management intervention after a CRP would significantly reduce overall cardiovascular risk using the Framingham risk score compared with usual care after 4 years...
  20. ncbi Study design of the Multicultural Community Health Assessment Trial (M-CHAT): a comparison of body fat distribution in four distinct populations
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Ethn Dis 16:96-100. 2006
    ..The purpose of the study is to compare the relationship between visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and total body fat in men and women of Aboriginal, Chinese, and South Asian origin with a similar group of men and women of European origin...
  21. ncbi The Extensive Lifestyle Management Intervention (ELMI) following cardiac rehabilitation trial
    Scott A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
    Eur Heart J 24:1920-7. 2003
    ..We report the results of a one-year Extensive Lifestyle Management Intervention (ELMI) aimed at preventing these adverse changes...
  22. ncbi Appropriateness of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio cutoffs for different ethnic groups
    S A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University and Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:42-61. 2010
    ..Future studies are needed to address the methodological limitations of the current literature...
  23. ncbi Modification of the relationship between simple anthropometric indices and risk factors by ethnic background
    Scott A Lear
    Healthy Heart program and Eating Disorders Program, St Paul s Hospital, 180 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, Canada
    Metabolism 52:1295-301. 2003
    ..The relationship between BMI or WC and risk factors is such that men and women of South Asian descent present with a more adverse risk profile than those of European descent at the same BMI and/or WC...
  24. ncbi The relationship of three common definitions of the metabolic syndrome with sub-clinical carotid atherosclerosis
    Erica Paras
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings St Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 5K3
    Atherosclerosis 198:228-36. 2008
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  25. ncbi The relationship between waist circumference and metabolic risk factors: cohorts of European and Chinese descent
    Scott A Lear
    Healthy Heart Program and the Eating Disorders Program, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Metabolism 51:1427-32. 2002
    ..Therefore, ethnic background should be considered when using WC as a marker of cardiovascular risk...
  26. ncbi The relationship between simple anthropometric indices and C-reactive protein: ethnic and gender differences
    Scott A Lear
    Healthy Heart Program, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Metabolism 52:1542-6. 2003
    ..Gender significantly modified the relationship between CRP and WC. At a WC beyond 70 cm, CRP levels increased at a greater rate in women than men...
  27. ncbi Relation of anthropometric parameters to the functional assessment of HDL particle size in three ethnic cohorts
    Hamidreza Zakeri
    Healthy Heart Program, St Paul s Hospital 180 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:300-6. 2006
    ..Ethnic background (Asian compared to European) is a significant modifier of the relationship between FERHDL and waist circumference...
  28. doi Physical activity for obese individuals: a systematic review of effects on chronic disease risk factors
    P T Katzmarzyk
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 4124, USA
    Obes Rev 13:95-105. 2012
    ..The degree to which physical activity is effective at lowering risk factor levels among high-risk obese individuals is not known...
  29. ncbi Utilization of the internet to deliver cardiac rehabilitation at a distance: a pilot study
    Amber Zutz
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Telemed J E Health 13:323-30. 2007
    ..The high user acceptance indicated that this program may have the potential to effectively manage patients who do not have access to traditional hospital-based CRP...
  30. doi The use of the Internet to remotely monitor patients with heart failure
    Biljana Maric
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Telemed J E Health 16:26-33. 2010
    ..However, further investigation is warranted in a larger study population...
  31. doi Using simple anthropometric measures to predict body fat in South Asians
    Simi Kohli
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V6Z1Y6, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 34:40-8. 2009
    ..This may help resolve issues surrounding inaccurate determination of adiposity in South Asians, and consequently provide better estimations of disease risk...
  32. ncbi Extensive lifestyle management intervention following cardiac rehabilitation: pilot study
    S A Lear
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
    Rehabil Nurs 26:227-32. 2001
    ..Diastolic blood pressure was decreased significantly in the UC group. The study identified the challenges of lifestyle intervention and found that favorable risk factor modifications are possible for patients who have completed a CRP...
  33. ncbi Old and new risk factors for atherosclerosis and development of treatment recommendations
    Jiri Frohlich
    Healthy Heart Program, St Paul s Hospital, 180 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 29:838-42. 2002
    ..6. The principles of current Canadian recommendations for the assessment and treatment of atherosclerosis are outlined; they are based on knowledge gained from both basic and clinical research of atherosclerosis...
  34. doi Age-dependent reference intervals for measured bioavailable testosterone on the Siemens Advia Centaur: ethnicity-specific values not necessary for South Asians
    Amanda C Zimmerman
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, St Paul s Hospital and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Clin Biochem 42:922-5. 2009
    ..To determine reference intervals for bioavailable testosterone for the Siemens Centaur analyzer and to assess the need for ethnicity-specific ranges for total testosterone and/or bioavailable testosterone in South Asians...
  35. ncbi Mapping stairwell accessibility in Vancouver's downtown core
    Erica Moore
    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
    Can J Public Health 97:118-20. 2006
    ..Stairwells in buildings present an opportunity to increase physical activity in the workplace. We characterized the stairwell accessibility in business buildings in the downtown core of Vancouver...
  36. ncbi Waist circumference is simpler than body mass index
    Scott A Lear
    Clin Chem 51:1082-4; author reply 1083-4. 2005
  37. ncbi Characteristics of participants visiting the Canada on the move website
    Ronald C Plotnikoff
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Alberta Centre for Active Living and Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 97:S28-35, S30-8. 2006
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