Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Andrew Mente

PhD (Toronto), MA (York)

Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Member: Population Genomics Program

905 527 4322 x 40443

Room C2-104
Hamilton General Hospital
237 Barton St. E.
Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2

Academic Interests

Dr. Mente is interested in examining novel gene variants and their interaction with dietary components or patterns associated with cardiovascular disease outcomes (e.g., myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and stroke) and key intermediate phenotypes (e.g., dysglycemia, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity, and hypertension).  Dr. Mente is also involved in the Population Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study, a large multi-national prospective cohort study investigating lifestyle behaviors, cardiovascular risk factors, and incidence of chronic diseases. He is particularly interested in identifying dietary constituents and patterns associated with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease in different ethnic populations.

Selected Publications

  1. Mente A, de Koning L, Shannon HS, Anand SS. A systematic review of the evidence supporting a causal link between dietary factors and coronary heart disease. Arch Intern Med 2009;169:659-669.
  2. Mente A, Anand SS. Commentary on: Esposito K, Maiorino MI, Ciotola M, et al. Effects of a Mediterranean-style diet on the need for antihyperglycemic drug therapy in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009;151:306-314.
  3. Burman D, Mente A, Hegele RA, Islam S, Yusuf S, Anand SS. Relationship of the APOE polymorphism to plasma lipid traits among South Asians, Chinese, and Europeans living in Canada. Atherosclerosis 2009;203:192-200.
  4. Mente A, Irvine EJ, Honey JD, Logan AG.   Urinary potassium is a clinically useful test to detect a poor quality diet.  J Nutr 2009;139:743-749.
  5. Mente A, Honey JD, Bull SB, McLaughlin JR, Logan AG.   Ethnic differences in relative risk of idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis in North America. J Urol 2007;178:1992-1997.
  6. Logan AG, Mente A. Dietary patterns, cardiovascular disease and hypertension among Asians in Western societies. Hypertens Canada 2007;Bulletin No. 92(Sept):5-6.
  7. Mente A, Honey JD, McLaughlin JR, Bull SB, Logan AG.  High urinary calcium excretion and genetic susceptibility to hypertension and kidney stone disease.  J Am Soc Nephrol 2006;17:2567-2575.

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