C Binns

Summary

Affiliation: Curtin University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Can father inclusive practice reduce paternal postnatal anxiety? A repeated measures cohort study using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
    Jenny Tohotoa
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:75. 2012
  2. doi Publications from clinical trials: process, conflict of interest and the evidence base
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Prev Med 57:S3-4. 2013
  3. doi Japanese mothers' breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes assessed by the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitudes Scale
    Madoka Inoue
    School of Public Health and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 22:261-5. 2013
  4. doi Attitudes towards breastfeeding - the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale in Chinese mothers living in China and Australia
    Shu Chen
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 22:266-9. 2013
  5. pmc Infant feeding practices and breastfeeding duration in Japan: A review
    Madoka Inoue
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 7:15. 2012
  6. doi Ethical issues in infant feeding after disasters
    Colin W Binns
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 24:672-80. 2012
  7. pmc Soy consumption and risk of COPD and respiratory symptoms: a case-control study in Japan
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Respir Res 10:56. 2009
  8. pmc Dads make a difference: an exploratory study of paternal support for breastfeeding in Perth, Western Australia
    Jenny Tohotoa
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 4:15. 2009
  9. pmc Using pedometers to increase physical activity in overweight and obese women: a pilot study
    Sebely Pal
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:309. 2009
  10. pmc Which women stop smoking during pregnancy and the effect on breastfeeding duration
    Roslyn C Giglia
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Public Health, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:195. 2006

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. pmc Can father inclusive practice reduce paternal postnatal anxiety? A repeated measures cohort study using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
    Jenny Tohotoa
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:75. 2012
    ..The prime focus of the intervention was to provide education and support to fathers of breastfeeding partners with the aim of increasing both initiation and duration of breastfeeding...
  2. doi Publications from clinical trials: process, conflict of interest and the evidence base
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Prev Med 57:S3-4. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to review the issues of publication of clinical trials with consideration of ethics and the incomplete evidence base...
  3. doi Japanese mothers' breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes assessed by the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitudes Scale
    Madoka Inoue
    School of Public Health and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 22:261-5. 2013
    ..It is important to provide accurate prenatal education that focuses on methods and long-term benefits of infant feeding to mothers, family and health professionals...
  4. doi Attitudes towards breastfeeding - the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale in Chinese mothers living in China and Australia
    Shu Chen
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 22:266-9. 2013
    ..0±6.2 months in Perth compared to 7.4±4.3 months in Chengdu, p<0.001). In conclusion, higher scores on the IIFAS in simplified Chinese are associated with breastfeeding initiation and duration in Chinese populations...
  5. pmc Infant feeding practices and breastfeeding duration in Japan: A review
    Madoka Inoue
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 7:15. 2012
    ..Also many published studies used small sample sizes. Cohort studies of infant feeding practices with larger sample sizes are required to monitor trends in rates and risk factors for breastfeeding outcomes...
  6. doi Ethical issues in infant feeding after disasters
    Colin W Binns
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 24:672-80. 2012
    ..Where formula must be used, health workers need to follow the highest ethical standards to avoid promoting infant formula to vulnerable communities in the post recovery phase...
  7. pmc Soy consumption and risk of COPD and respiratory symptoms: a case-control study in Japan
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Respir Res 10:56. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationship between soy consumption, COPD risk and the prevalence of respiratory symptoms, a case-control study was conducted in Japan...
  8. pmc Dads make a difference: an exploratory study of paternal support for breastfeeding in Perth, Western Australia
    Jenny Tohotoa
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 4:15. 2009
    ..The role transition from couple to family poses challenges to both parents. Sharing the experience of childbirth and supporting each other in the subsequent infant feeding practices is one of those challenges...
  9. pmc Using pedometers to increase physical activity in overweight and obese women: a pilot study
    Sebely Pal
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:309. 2009
    ..This research evaluated whether the daily use of pedometers could increase physical activity and improve health outcomes in sedentary overweight and obese women...
  10. pmc Which women stop smoking during pregnancy and the effect on breastfeeding duration
    Roslyn C Giglia
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Public Health, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:195. 2006
    ..This study investigates the socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women who stop smoking during pregnancy and the association between stopping smoking and breastfeeding duration...
  11. pmc A comparison of breastfeeding among Han, Uygur and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang, PR China
    Fenglian Xu
    Medical College, Shihezi University Xinjiang, 832002, PR China
    BMC Public Health 6:196. 2006
    ..We aimed to compare breastfeeding rates and duration between Han, Uygur and other ethnic groups living in Xinjiang, PR China...
  12. pmc Why do adult women in Vietnam take iron tablets?
    Ritsuko Aikawa
    Institute for International Cooperation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, Japan
    BMC Public Health 6:144. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the factors in compliance with taking iron tablets, where daily doses of iron (60 mg) and folic acid (400 microg) were distributed in rural Vietnamese communes...
  13. pmc Dietary supplementation by older adults in southern China: a hospital outpatient clinic study
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:39. 2009
    ..There has been little knowledge about dietary supplementation by the Chinese elderly. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the usage of dietary supplements by older adults in southern China...
  14. pmc Selecting interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption: from policy to action, a planning framework case study in Western Australia
    Christina M Pollard
    Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987 Perth WA 6845, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 5:27. 2008
    ..After one year a desktop audit of progress on framework interventions was undertaken...
  15. ncbi Which mothers take folic acid and folate containing foods?
    Colin Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:335-40. 2006
    ..The results suggest that in order to reach all Australian mothers, mandatory fortification of foods with folic acid should be required...
  16. doi Tea or coffee? A case study on evidence for dietary advice
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:1132-41. 2008
    ..It is therefore argued that advice should be given on the best available data, as waiting for complete data to become available could have severe consequences for public health...
  17. ncbi Trends in the expression of breastmilk 1993-2003
    C W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 14:5-9. 2006
    ..Breastmilk expression is a very useful skill to allow mothers to exclusively breastfeed until six months and should be taught to all mothers...
  18. pmc Breastfeeding in China: a review
    Fenglian Xu
    School of Public Health and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, WA, Australia, 6845
    Int Breastfeed J 4:6. 2009
    ..China is a huge country, geographically and in population size, and there is considerable ethnic diversity. Therefore breastfeeding rates in different parts of China can vary considerably...
  19. pmc Predictors of the early introduction of solid foods in infants: results of a cohort study
    Jane A Scott
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 9:60. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi The CUPDAY Study: prebiotic-probiotic milk product in 1-3-year-old children attending childcare centres
    C W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 96:1646-50. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a milk product containing probiotics and prebiotics (CUPDAY Milk) on the incidence of diarrhoea in children attending daycare centres...
  21. ncbi Using pacifiers: what are breastfeeding mothers doing?
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 10:21-5. 2002
    ..A possible mechanism of action was the reduced number of daily feeds in breastfed infants that would reduce breast stimulation. If mothers choose to use a pacifier they should introduce it later and use it infrequently...
  22. ncbi The fetal origins of disease hypothesis: public health implications for the Asia-Pacific region
    C W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 13:68-73. 2001
    ..Breastfeeding has been shown to protect against childhood obesity, and is "dose related", that is, the longer an infant is breastfed, the lower the risk of obesity...
  23. ncbi Chinese mothers' knowledge and attitudes about breastfeeding in Perth, Western Australia
    Lin Li
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 11:13-9. 2003
    ..The higher the family income, the less preference toward breastfeeding. These findings highlighted the significance of social and cultural factors that impact on the women's decisions to initiate and maintain breastfeeding...
  24. ncbi Factors associated with the initiation of breast-feeding by Aboriginal mothers in Perth
    C Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 7:857-61. 2004
    ..To identify the prevalence of breast-feeding at discharge and the determinants of breast-feeding initiation amongst Aboriginal women...
  25. ncbi Breastfeeding: reasons for starting, reasons for stopping and problems along the way
    W Binns Colin
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 10:13-9. 2002
    ..Proper advice and management is required to ensure that the problems do not lead to cessation of breastfeeding...
  26. ncbi Moderate physical activity and prostate cancer risk: a case-control study in China
    Le Jian
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:155-60. 2005
    ..The dose-response relationship was also significant (p = 0.015). The findings suggest that moderate physical activity may be protective against prostate cancer for Chinese men...
  27. doi Soy consumption reduces risk of ischemic stroke: a case-control study in southern china
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Neuroepidemiology 33:111-6. 2009
    ..Experimental studies have suggested that soybean products may protect against ischemic stroke, but only limited epidemiological evidence is available...
  28. ncbi Factors associated with the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese mothers in Perth, Western Australia
    Lin Li
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    J Hum Lact 20:188-95. 2004
    ..Health professionals can provide invaluable support for mothers initiating and continuing breastfeeding in this population. Prenatal education also needs to emphasize the ways in which fathers can support and contribute to breastfeeding...
  29. ncbi Intake of specific carotenoids and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer
    Min Zhang
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, WA, Australia
    Br J Nutr 98:187-93. 2007
    ..76) for lutein and zeaxanthin, and 0.33 (95 % CI 0.20, 0.56) for total carotenoids, with statistically significant tests for trend. It is concluded that a higher intake of carotenoids can reduce the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer...
  30. ncbi Reproductive and dietary risk factors for epithelial ovarian cancer in China
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    Gynecol Oncol 92:320-6. 2004
    ..A case-control study was conducted to investigate the effects of reproductive and dietary risk factors on ovarian cancer risk in China...
  31. ncbi Green tea consumption enhances survival of epithelial ovarian cancer
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 112:465-9. 2004
    ..The corresponding dose-response relationships were significant (p < 0.05). We conclude that increasing the consumption of green tea post-diagnosis may enhance epithelial ovarian cancer survival...
  32. doi Habitual physical activity reduces the risk of ischemic stroke: a case-control study in southern china
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, W A, Australia
    Cerebrovasc Dis 28:454-9. 2009
    ..To ascertain the relationship between habitual physical activity and the risk of ischemic stroke among the Chinese population...
  33. ncbi Soy and isoflavone intake are associated with reduced risk of ovarian cancer in southeast china
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Nutr Cancer 49:125-30. 2004
    ..35 (95% CI = 0.22-0.58), 0.49 (95% CI = 0.29-0.81), 0.52 (95% CI = 0.31-0.87), 0.50 (95% CI = 0.30-0.84), and 0.59 (95% CI = 0.35-0.97), respectively...
  34. doi Dietary supplementation by Japanese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Complement Ther Med 17:37-43. 2009
    ..To investigate the prevalence and type of dietary supplements taken by Japanese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and factors affecting their use...
  35. ncbi Indonesian students' knowledge of breastfeeding
    L Tjiang
    Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845
    Breastfeed Rev 9:5-9. 2001
    ....
  36. ncbi Determinants of breast-feeding within the first 6 months post-partum in rural Vietnam
    Dat V Duong
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:338-43. 2005
    ..This study explored the determinants of breast-feeding practices within the first 6 months post-partum among women residing in rural Vietnam...
  37. doi Do vegetables and fruits reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A case-control study in Japan
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Prev Med 49:184-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationship between vegetable and fruit consumption and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a case-control study was conducted in central Japan in 2006...
  38. ncbi Tea consumption and ovarian cancer risk: a case-control study in China
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:713-8. 2002
    ..We concluded that increasing frequency and duration of tea drinking, especially green tea, can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. However, the protective effects of black tea and Oolong tea need to be additionally investigated...
  39. ncbi Introduction of complementary food to infants within the first six months postpartum in rural Vietnam
    Dat V Duong
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 94:1714-20. 2005
    ..To document the introduction of complementary food and factors influencing the decision to feed infants with solid food within 6 mo postpartum in rural Vietnam...
  40. doi Translating government policy into recipes for success! Nutrition criteria promoting fruits and vegetables
    Christina M Pollard
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:218-26. 2009
    ..To develop nutrition criteria consistent with Australian dietary guidelines encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption for branding recipes with the Go for 2&5 campaign message...
  41. doi Consumer perceptions of fruit and vegetables serving sizes
    Christina M Pollard
    Curtin University of Technology, Bentley 6102, Western Australia, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 12:637-43. 2009
    ..To assess consumer understanding of fruit and vegetable serving sizes...
  42. doi The effect of alcohol intake on breastfeeding duration in Australian women
    Roslyn C Giglia
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Acta Paediatr 97:624-9. 2008
    ..This study investigated the relationships between alcohol consumption and breastfeeding initiation and duration...
  43. ncbi Infants who drink cows milk: a cohort study
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, West Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:607-10. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to document current practice in an Australia city regarding the introduction of whole cows milk to children under the age of 12 months...
  44. doi Tea drinking, diet and ischemic stroke prevention in China: a future perspective
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 7:1447-54. 2009
    ..These factors include the promotion of tea drinking, increasing consumption of soy foods, dairy products and fruits, as well as smoking cessation and reductions in salt intake and rice-based foods...
  45. doi Alcohol consumption by older adults in central and southern Japan
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health and National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 21:170-6. 2009
    ..4-40.8). Moreover, it is alarming that 25.5% of male drinkers were heavy drinkers consuming more than 60 g of alcohol on average per day. Alcohol control measures should be developed to curtail the excessive drinking by older adults...
  46. doi Defining exclusive breastfeeding in Australia
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:174-80. 2009
    ..Any future measurement of exclusive breastfeeding in Australia should use the World Health Organisation definition and the 24 h recall study design should not be used for this purpose...
  47. doi Association between green tea consumption and lung cancer risk
    Andy H Lee
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    J Prev Med Public Health 43:366-7. 2010
    ..The recommendations should be useful for designing and planning prospective cohort studies to ascertain the protective effect of green tea against lung cancer...
  48. ncbi Alcohol consumption in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Japan
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health and National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 20:87-94. 2008
    ..Alcohol control programs targeting male patients should be promoted to minimise the harm due to excessive drinking...
  49. doi Differences in satiety effects of alginate- and whey protein-based foods
    Vicky A Solah
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia, Australia
    Appetite 54:485-91. 2010
    ..Results suggest the physical characteristics such as viscosity and/or gel strength and protein content reduce hunger. Further studies should investigate which of these parameters is more important...
  50. doi Dietary intake of isoflavones and polyunsaturated fatty acids associated with lung function, breathlessness and the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: possible protective effect of traditional Japanese diet
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:909-17. 2010
    ..The study provided evidence of possible protective effect of traditional Japanese diet against tobacco carcinogens...
  51. ncbi Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption: success of the Western Australian Go for 2&5 campaign
    Christina M Pollard
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:314-20. 2008
    ..The Western Australian Health Department's Go for 2&5 campaign aimed to increase adults' awareness of the need to eat more fruit and vegetables and encourage increased consumption of one serving over five years...
  52. ncbi Infants' first feeds in Hangzhou, PR China
    Liqian Qiu
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:458-61. 2007
    ..115, 95% CI 0.055-0.238). While in hospital just over one quarter of infants received prelacteal feeds and these infants had a lower rate of breastfeeding on discharge...
  53. ncbi Protective effects of green tea against prostate cancer
    Andy H Lee
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 6:507-13. 2006
    ..Emerging evidence and potential biological mechanisms for the role of green tea in prostate cancer prevention are presented in this review...
  54. ncbi Possible role for green tea in ovarian cancer prevention
    Andy H Lee
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Public Health, Perth, WA, Australia
    Future Oncol 1:771-7. 2005
    ..This review presents emerging evidence and the authors' perspectives on the role of green tea in ovarian cancer prevention...
  55. ncbi Validity of a food-frequency questionnaire for elderly men in southeast China
    Le Jian
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 9:928-33. 2006
    ..To investigate the internal validity of a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) developed for a case-control study of prostate cancer in southeast China...
  56. ncbi Maternal cigarette smoking and breastfeeding duration
    Roslyn Giglia
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 95:1370-4. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between cigarette smoking and breastfeeding duration at 2 wk, 6 mo, and longer...
  57. ncbi Do dietary lycopene and other carotenoids protect against prostate cancer?
    Le Jian
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Int J Cancer 113:1010-4. 2005
    ..02 (95% CI: 0.01-0.10) for lutein and zeaxanthin. The corresponding dose-response relationships were also significant, suggesting that vegetables and fruits rich in lycopene and other carotenoids may be protective against prostate cancer...
  58. ncbi Tea and lycopene protect against prostate cancer
    Le Jian
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:453-7. 2007
    ..Together they have a stronger preventive effect than either component taken separately. This is the first epidemiological study to investigate the joint effect between tea drinking and lycopene intake...
  59. ncbi Sedentary behaviours and epithelial ovarian cancer risk
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 15:83-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the effects of sedentary behaviours on the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer...
  60. ncbi Differences in nutrient intakes and physical activity levels of Japanese and Australian Caucasian males living in Australia and Japanese males living in Japan
    Masaharu Kagawa
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA 6845
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:208-16. 2006
    ..Because of lower physical activity level than Australian males, consumption of energy-dense diet may increase the risk of weight gain among Japanese males who stay in Australia for a long-term...
  61. ncbi Protective effect of green tea against prostate cancer: a case-control study in southeast China
    Le Jian
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 108:130-5. 2004
    ..5 kg of tea leaves yearly, and 0.27 (95% CI = 0.15-0.48) for those drinking more than 3 cups (1 litre) daily. The dose response relationships were also significant, suggesting that green tea is protective against prostate cancer...
  62. ncbi Alcohol and breastfeeding: what do Australian mothers know?
    Rosly C Giglia
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Public Health, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:473-7. 2007
    ..However information regarding safe levels of alcohol consumption during lactation is limited despite potential harmful effects on infant development and maternal lactational performance...
  63. ncbi Dietary patterns and nutrient intake of adult women in south-east China: a nutrition study in Zhejiang province
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:13-21. 2002
    ..There were also significant differences in dietary pattern and food consumption between these two groups of women. Further improvements in dietary intake for those residing in the south-east rural areas of China are needed...
  64. ncbi Dysphagia in acute ischaemic stroke: severity, recovery and relationship to stroke subtype
    P Claire Langdon
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 14:630-4. 2007
    ..At 7 days post-stroke, dysphagics were again more likely to develop pneumonia (p=0.014) with OR=1.77 (95% CI=1.26-2.49). The total anterior circulation infarcts demonstrated more severe and prolonged dysphagia than other stroke subtypes...
  65. ncbi Physical activity and epithelial ovarian cancer risk: a case-control study in China
    Min Zhang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 105:838-43. 2003
    ..13 (95% CI 0.03-0.64) and 0.45 (95% CI 0.24-0.85), respectively. Increasing duration of moderate activity in post-menopausal women also appeared to be protective against ovarian cancer, with adjusted OR 0.36 (95% CI 0.18-0.73)...
  66. pmc Breastfeeding practice in Zhejiang province, PR China, in the context of melamine-contaminated formula milk
    Liqian Qiu
    School of Public Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University ofTechnology, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Health Popul Nutr 28:189-98. 2010
    ..To combat the melamine disaster, strategies to improve the duration of breastfeeding must be developed taking these factors into account...
  67. doi Persistent smoking by Japanese patients within four years from diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fumi Hirayama
    National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Addict Behav 33:1235-8. 2008
    ..It is alarming to find mild and moderate COPD patients continue to smoke. The implementation of a co-ordinated tobacco control program immediately post diagnosis is needed for the effective pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients...
  68. ncbi Ethnic differences in the BMI-%BF relationships between young Japanese and Australian-Caucasian males living in Australia using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
    M Kagawa
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 15:S27-32. 2003
    ..To clarify the current findings, further studies that compare the relationships across other Japanese populations are recommended...
  69. ncbi Breastfeeding and the prevention of obesity
    C Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 15:S22-6. 2003
    ..Breastfeeding promotion should become a part of public health programmes for the prevention of obesity...
  70. ncbi Lycopene and prostate cancer: emerging evidence
    Michelle L Fraser
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Public Health, GPO Box U 1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 5:847-54. 2005
    ..Growing evidence on the biologic mechanisms of lycopene in prostate cancer prevention also confirm the epidemiologic findings...
  71. ncbi Differences in the relationship between BMI and percentage body fat between Japanese and Australian-Caucasian young men
    Masaharu Kagawa
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Br J Nutr 95:1002-7. 2006
    ..Japanese men may therefore require lower BMI cut-off points to identify obese individuals compared with Australian-Caucasian men...
  72. ncbi Applicability of the Ben-Tovim Walker Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) and the Attention to Body Shape scale (ABS) in Japanese males and females
    Masaharu Kagawa
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Eat Behav 8:277-84. 2007
    ..To determine applicability of the Japanese-translated versions of the Ben-Tovim Walker Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) and the Attention to the Body Shape Scale (ABS) in Japanese males and females...
  73. doi A 5-year cohort study of the effects of high protein intake on lean mass and BMC in elderly postmenopausal women
    Xingqiong Meng
    Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute and School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 24:1827-34. 2009
    ..This study shows that high protein intake is associated with long-term beneficial effects on muscle mass and size and bone mass in elderly women. The protein effect on bone may be partly mediated by its effects on muscle...
  74. doi Hospitalizations for incident stroke in Shunde District, Foshan, South China
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Neuroepidemiology 30:101-4. 2008
    ..However, CT scan and MRI were not widely used in China until the middle 1990s. We estimate the stroke incidence based on stroke hospitalizations in Shunde District, Foshan, south China...
  75. ncbi Alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding; a comparison of the 1995 and 2001 National Health Survey data
    Roslyn C Giglia
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Public Health, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 16:17-24. 2008
    ..Pregnancy and lactation are vulnerable times of infant growth and development. There is a definite need in Australia for improved antenatal, and maternal and child health programs that address this significant public health issue...
  76. doi Tea consumption and ischemic stroke risk: a case-control study in southern China
    Wenbin Liang
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Stroke 40:2480-5. 2009
    ..This study aims to ascertain the relationship between tea drinking and ischemic stroke risk...
  77. ncbi Dietary supplementation by older adults in Japan
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:280-4. 2008
    ..5%) for men, and multivitamin (8.5%) for men and vitamin C (8.3%) for women. The findings suggested an increasing trend of dietary supplementation by Japanese older adults when compared to previous studies...
  78. doi Tea, coffee and prostate cancer
    Andy H Lee
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Mol Nutr Food Res 53:256-65. 2009
    ..Although evidence on the relationship between coffee, tea and prostate cancer is not complete, we consider it strong enough to recommend tea as a healthier alternative to coffee...
  79. doi Association of impaired respiratory function with urinary incontinence
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health and National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia
    Respirology 14:753-6. 2009
    ..This study investigated the relationship between urinary incontinence and respiratory function in middle-aged and older Japanese men...
  80. doi Urinary incontinence in men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fumi Hirayama
    School of Public Health and National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Urol 15:751-3. 2008
    ..The finding of higher prevalence of urge incontinence challenges the conventional view that COPD is associated with stress incontinence due to high pressure coughs...
  81. ncbi Can we make hospitals and the community baby friendly?
    C W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Acta Paediatr 92:646-7. 2003
    ....
  82. ncbi Body mass index in relation to ovarian cancer survival
    Min Zhang
    School of Population Health The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1307-10. 2005
    ..The HR was 3.31 (95% CI, 1.26-8.73) among patients who had been overweight or obese at age 21 years, but a linear dose-response was not found. We conclude that premorbid BMI may have independent prognostic significance in ovarian cancer...
  83. ncbi Predictors of delayed onset of lactation
    Jane A Scott
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Matern Child Nutr 3:186-93. 2007
    ..While a greater proportion of women who experienced delayed lactation were overweight or obese compared with those who did not experience delayed lactation (40.8% vs. 32.1%), this difference was not statistically significant...
  84. ncbi Temporal changes in the determinants of breastfeeding initiation
    Jane A Scott
    Division of Developmental Medicine, Human Nutrition Section, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Birth 33:37-45. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare determinants of breastfeeding at discharge from hospital in 2002/2003 with those reported for 1992/1993...
  85. ncbi Breastfeeding influences on growth and health at one year of age
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth W A 6872, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 14:15-23. 2006
    ..By 52 weeks, formula-fed infants were heavier (10138 g vs 9731 g, P = 0.041) and longer (75.6 cm vs 73.7 cm, P = 0.011). An adverse effect of formula milk on infant health and postnatal weight gain remains of public health relevance...
  86. ncbi Aboriginal mothers, breastfeeding and smoking
    Dawn Gilchrist
    Goldfields South East Health Region, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:225-8. 2004
    ..To document the smoking practices of Aboriginal mothers living in Perth during pregnancy and during the subsequent year while feeding their infants...
  87. ncbi Breast-feeding initiation and exclusive breast-feeding in rural Vietnam
    Dat V Duong
    10 Ngo 18 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Public Health Nutr 7:795-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the initiation of breast-feeding and exclusive breast-feeding within the first week after delivery for women in rural Vietnam...
  88. ncbi New percentage body fat prediction equations for Japanese males
    Masaharu Kagawa
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    J Physiol Anthropol 25:275-9. 2006
    ..New %BF prediction equations were proposed from the DXA and anthropometry results. Application of the proposed equations may assist in more accurate assessment of body fatness in Japanese males living today...
  89. ncbi Utilization of delivery services at the primary health care level in rural Vietnam
    Dat V Duong
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, 5th Floor, 57 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Soc Sci Med 59:2585-95. 2004
    ..It is therefore important to improve the cost-efficiency of the health care network, and delivery services should be provided in a client-oriented manner taking into account economic, social and cultural factors...
  90. ncbi Measuring preferences for delivery services in rural Vietnam
    Dat Van Duong
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Birth 32:194-202. 2005
    ..This study measured willingness-to-pay for obstetric delivery preferences in rural Vietnam...
  91. ncbi Measuring client-perceived quality of maternity services in rural Vietnam
    Dat van Duong
    Program for Appropiate Technology in Health, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:447-52. 2004
    ..To examine the feasibility, reliability and validity of a 20-item scale for measuring perceived quality of maternity services provided at commune health centres in rural Vietnam...
  92. ncbi Quality of life for adolescents: assessing measurement properties using structural equation modelling
    Lynn B Meuleners
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Qual Life Res 12:283-90. 2003
    ..The interdependent relations among these constructs identified the environment factor as primary, exerting both direct and indirect effects on the other four factors...
  93. ncbi Risk factors for iron-deficiency anaemia among pregnant women living in rural Vietnam
    Ritsuko Aikawa
    Institute for International Cooperation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, Japan
    Public Health Nutr 9:443-8. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of anaemia in rural Vietnam and to determine its risk factors...
  94. ncbi Predictors of breastfeeding duration: evidence from a cohort study
    Jane A Scott
    Division of Developmental Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
    Pediatrics 117:e646-55. 2006
    ..To report the duration of breastfeeding among a population of Australian women and to identify factors that are associated with the duration of full breastfeeding to 6 months and any breastfeeding to 12 months...