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The Cardiovascular Impact of Cannabis

By Jonathan RZ Lim Cannabis is the most widely produced and consumed illicit substance in the world, with the number of users approaching 182.5 million globally.1 The upward trend shows no signs of stopping, with Canada legalizing cannabis on October 17th, 2018. Cannabis is known for both its therapeutic and recreational use - many users [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|Article|Comments Off on The Cardiovascular Impact of Cannabis

Debunking the Runner’s High

By Lily Yang, Many long-distance runners are driven by their pursuit of the “runner’s high,” which is described to be a feeling of euphoria and invincibility reached after covering lengthy distances. Exercise in general is known to stimulate the release of a cocktail of mood-boosting neurotransmitters, such as endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin (1). The [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Article|0 Comments

Sports Drinks vs. Chocolate Milk: The debate over the optimal post-exercise recovery drink

By Alex Borisov, For high-level athletes engaging in intensive training regimens, quick recovery is of the utmost importance, and one important factor to recovery is nutrition. The most well studied recovery foods are drinks high in carbohydrates, due to their ability replenish lost glycogen stores quickly and assist in rehydration. For well over 20 years [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is intermittent fasting simply another fad diet?

By Lily Yang, From celebrity-endorsed juice detoxes to the cabbage soup diet, fad diets have a long history of luring people into thinking that they hold the secret key to effortless and painless weight-loss. In recent years, another diet trend, called intermittent fasting, has quickly surged in popularity amongst those vying for fast and effective [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Donating Blood in Canada: A civil duty?

By Aleks Borisov, A year ago, the National Blood Agency called upon Canadians to donate due to a critically low supply.  Twelve thousand units remained, when 20,000-25,000 units are necessary at all times to adequately serve hospitals across Canada.1 Donors rallied and helped restore the blood banks; however, two months later, supplies were low once [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Article|0 Comments

What is the best time to workout vigorously?

Our current time of day study is focusing on the safest time of day to exercise based on arrhythmia during exercise. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/when-is-the-best-time-to-exercise-vigorously-lets-find-out

By |February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Understanding Anti-Inflammatory Diets

By Emma Gerrard, When a foreign substance enters your body, your immune system is activated and triggers a process called inflammation, which attempts to protect the area from further harm.1 Short term inflammation is considered to be a healthy and necessary component of the healing process. However, chronic inflammation, can be harmful for your health.1 [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Article|0 Comments

Dr. Taunton Inducted to Richmond Sports Wall of Fame

The team at SportsCardiologyBC is incredibly excited to announce that Dr. Jack Taunton has been inducted in to the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame. He is incredibly deserving of this high achievement. We are very proud and honoured to have him on our team. Congratulations Dr. Taunton! http://www.richmondsentinel.ca/Lateststories/4289/richmond-sports-wall-of-fame-introduces-class-of-2018

By |September 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

SCBC Research – MASS

Our newest article titled "Assessment of cardiovascular risk and preparticipation screening protocols in master athletes: the Master Athlete Screening Study (MASS): a cross-sectional study" has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine!   https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000370

By |August 15th, 2018|Article, News|0 Comments

The Proven Benefits of Yoga

By Emma Gerrard, Yoga is a spiritual discipline, practiced with the goal of bringing harmony between the mind and the body.1 Its creation can be traced back to India over 5,000 years ago.2 Since its establishment, yoga has become increasingly mainstream in Western culture. In the United States, 9.5% of adults (21 million people) practice [...]

By |July 5th, 2018|Article|0 Comments