Low quantity and quality of muscle predicts poor outcomes in colon cancer surgery

Carla Prado (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) and her team followed 1,630 patients who received a diagnosis of Stage I to Stage III colon cancer. They found that low muscle mass was linked to greater post-operative complications, hospitalization and mortality.

Protracted caregiving can take toll: U of A study

“Caregiving” is often more than a brief, one-off experience and for those coping as caregivers for decades, it can take a toll on health, finances and relationships, shows new research out of the University of Alberta. Family economist Janet Fast (Human Ecology) is quoted.