S C Ho

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Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the effects of 1-year calcium-fortified soy milk supplementation on dietary calcium intake and bone health in Chinese adolescent girls aged 14 to 16
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin NT, Hong Kong SAR
    Osteoporos Int 16:1907-16. 2005
  2. pmc Antagonist-mediated down-regulation of Toll-like receptors increases the prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Shui Lian Yu
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R80. 2012
  3. pmc Spatial and temporal distribution of falciparum malaria in China
    Hualiang Lin
    National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing, PR China
    Malar J 8:130. 2009
  4. pmc One-year delayed effect of fog on malaria transmission: a time-series analysis in the rain forest area of Mengla County, south-west China
    Linwei Tian
    Stanley Ho Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Malar J 7:110. 2008
  5. pmc Institutional risk factors for norovirus outbreaks in Hong Kong elderly homes: a retrospective cohort study
    Hualiang Lin
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 11:297. 2011
  6. pmc Nanoquartz in Late Permian C1 coal and the high incidence of female lung cancer in the Pearl River Origin area: a retrospective cohort study
    Linwei Tian
    School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:398. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Change in bone mineral density and its determinants in pre- and perimenopausal Chinese women: the Hong Kong Perimenopausal Women Osteoporosis Study
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 19:1785-96. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint A 3-year follow-up study of social, lifestyle and health predictors of cognitive impairment in a Chinese older cohort
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1389-96. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Acute gastroenteritis in Hong Kong: a population-based telephone survey
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine and Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
    Epidemiol Infect 138:982-91. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with menopausal symptom reporting in Chinese midlife women
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, N T, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Maturitas 44:149-56. 2003

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Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the effects of 1-year calcium-fortified soy milk supplementation on dietary calcium intake and bone health in Chinese adolescent girls aged 14 to 16
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin NT, Hong Kong SAR
    Osteoporos Int 16:1907-16. 2005
    ..We conclude that 375 ml calcium-fortified soymilk supplementation, or an equivalent of about two glasses, is among the effective strategies for bone acquisition and the optimization of peak bone mass in adolescent girls...
  2. pmc Antagonist-mediated down-regulation of Toll-like receptors increases the prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Shui Lian Yu
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R80. 2012
    ..This study evaluated whether abnormal host innate immune response in lupus patients may enhance HPV persistence...
  3. pmc Spatial and temporal distribution of falciparum malaria in China
    Hualiang Lin
    National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing, PR China
    Malar J 8:130. 2009
    ..This paper aimed to analyse the geographic distribution, demographic patterns and time trends of falciparum malaria in China...
  4. pmc One-year delayed effect of fog on malaria transmission: a time-series analysis in the rain forest area of Mengla County, south-west China
    Linwei Tian
    Stanley Ho Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Malar J 7:110. 2008
    ..This study explored the impact of climate variability on the transmission of malaria in the tropical rain forest area of Mengla County, south-west China...
  5. pmc Institutional risk factors for norovirus outbreaks in Hong Kong elderly homes: a retrospective cohort study
    Hualiang Lin
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 11:297. 2011
    ..Residents in elderly homes are a special population seriously affected by norovirus infections, it is necessary to investigate the risk factors of the norovirus outbreaks in Hong Kong elderly homes at the facility level...
  6. pmc Nanoquartz in Late Permian C1 coal and the high incidence of female lung cancer in the Pearl River Origin area: a retrospective cohort study
    Linwei Tian
    School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:398. 2008
    ..Lung cancer rates tend to be higher in places where the Late Permian C1 coal is produced. Therefore, we have hypothesized the two processes: C1 coal combustion --> nanoquartz in ambient air --> lung cancer excess in non-smoking women...
  7. doi request reprint Change in bone mineral density and its determinants in pre- and perimenopausal Chinese women: the Hong Kong Perimenopausal Women Osteoporosis Study
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 19:1785-96. 2008
    ..Soy protein intake also seemed to exert a protective effect...
  8. ncbi request reprint A 3-year follow-up study of social, lifestyle and health predictors of cognitive impairment in a Chinese older cohort
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1389-96. 2001
    ..Longitudinal data on the older population in the Asian setting are limited. This paper reports the factors associated with the development of cognitive impairment (CI) in a cohort of Chinese elderly aged > or =70 years...
  9. doi request reprint Acute gastroenteritis in Hong Kong: a population-based telephone survey
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine and Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
    Epidemiol Infect 138:982-91. 2010
    ..The study also revealed some 'risky' eating practices that are more prevalent in those affected with AG...
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with menopausal symptom reporting in Chinese midlife women
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, N T, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Maturitas 44:149-56. 2003
    ..this paper examines whether menopausal status, sociodemographic factors, self-perceived health, and social stress are related to symptom reporting in a community-based sample of Chinese women in midlife...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of caregiving on health and quality of life: a comparative population-based study of caregivers for elderly persons and noncaregivers
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 4 F, Shatin N T, Hong Kong, China
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:873-9. 2009
    ..The results indicate that PCGs, particularly women, had an adverse physical and psychological health profile and poorer QOL compared with NCGs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Soy protein consumption and bone mass in early postmenopausal Chinese women
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4th Floor, NT, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 14:835-42. 2003
    ..The effects of soy protein and soy isoflavones on bone health should be further explored in populations with habitual dietary soy intake...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sodium is the leading dietary factor associated with urinary calcium excretion in Hong Kong Chinese adults
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, NT
    Osteoporos Int 12:723-31. 2001
    ..In conclusion, we found that urinary Na/Cr, but not dietary protein, Ca or phosphorus, is the most important factor influencing urinary Ca/Cr excretion in our population. Urinary K is a potential factor for Ca conservation...
  14. ncbi request reprint High habitual calcium intake attenuates bone loss in early postmenopausal Chinese women: an 18-month follow-up study
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2166-70. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that an intake exceeding 900 mg calcium/d was helpful in the prevention of cortical bone loss among early postmenopausal Chinese women...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of mobility decline: the Hong Kong old-old study
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 52:M356-62. 1997
    ..Old age is often accompanied by functional decline and loss of autonomy. This longitudinal study examines the factors associated with mobility decline among a Chinese elderly cohort aged 70 years and above...
  16. ncbi request reprint Educational level and osteoporosis risk in postmenopausal Chinese women
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Am J Epidemiol 161:680-90. 2005
    ..In conclusion, a higher level of education is independently associated with better BMDs and lower prevalence of osteoporosis among postmenopausal Chinese women...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of soy isoflavone supplementation on cognitive function in Chinese postmenopausal women: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR
    Menopause 14:489-99. 2007
    ..To investigate whether soy-derived isoflavone extract improves performance in cognitive function and quality of life in Chinese postmenopausal women...
  18. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of osteoporosis in the Hong Kong Chinese female population
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, PR China
    Maturitas 32:171-8. 1999
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  19. ncbi request reprint Soy isoflavone supplementation and fasting serum glucose and lipid profile among postmenopausal Chinese women: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Suzanne C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Menopause 14:905-12. 2007
    ..We examined the effects of isolated soy germ isoflavones on the changes in fasting glucose (FG) and lipids...
  20. ncbi request reprint Menopausal symptoms and symptom clustering in Chinese women
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lek Yuen Health Centre, Shatin, NT
    Maturitas 33:219-27. 1999
    ..this paper aims to report the prevalence of symptoms in the Hong Kong Chinese perimenopausal women; to construct reported symptoms into symptom groupings; and to clarify whether the symptom groups are associated with menopausal status...
  21. doi request reprint Menopausal transition and changes of body composition: a prospective study in Chinese perimenopausal women
    S C Ho
    Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:1265-74. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate the change of body composition, particularly body fat distribution, in relation to menopausal transition in a 30-month prospective study of perimenopausal women...
  22. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of health changes in older women in Hong Kong
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, Lek Yuen Health Centre, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Asia Pac J Public Health 12:S28-33. 2000
    ..Women aged 80 years and above formed a particularly disadvantaged group. The results will have direct implications for the shaping of social and health policy for strategic planning of priorities in social and health care services...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association between simple anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Republic of China
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:1689-97. 2001
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  24. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in body mass index and body composition over 3 years and relationship to health outcomes in Hong Kong Chinese age 70 and older
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:737-46. 2001
    ..Weight loss rather than weight gain appears to be more important in this population, and promotion of life-style interventions targeted at weight maintenance would be important...
  25. ncbi request reprint Soy intake and the maintenance of peak bone mass in Hong Kong Chinese women
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Bone Miner Res 16:1363-9. 2001
    ..The effects of phytoestrogens on bone health should be explored further in a population with habitual dietary soy but low calcium intake...
  26. doi request reprint The effects of isoflavones combined with soy protein on lipid profiles, C-reactive protein and cardiovascular risk among postmenopausal Chinese women
    Z M Liu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:712-9. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Diet and glucose tolerance in a Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:523-30. 2003
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  28. doi request reprint A mild favorable effect of soy protein with isoflavones on body composition--a 6-month double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial among Chinese postmenopausal women
    Z M Liu
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:309-18. 2010
    ..In vitro and animal studies suggested that soy protein and isoflavones promote weight and body fat loss. However, clinical trials in humans were few and the effects remained uncertain...
  29. ncbi request reprint Plasma total antioxidant capacity in an adult Hong Kong Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Clin Biochem 30:553-7. 1997
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  30. doi request reprint Effect of dietary fiber intake on breast cancer risk according to estrogen and progesterone receptor status
    C X Zhang
    Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:929-36. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the associations between total dietary fiber and dietary fiber fractions intake and breast cancer risk by ER and PR status in a hospital-based case-control study among Chinese women...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and 18-month mortality and morbidity in an elderly Chinese population aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Gerontology 44:51-5. 1998
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  32. ncbi request reprint Public health significance of the frailty index
    J Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Disabil Rehabil 28:515-21. 2006
    ..A quantifiable indicator of frailty would be very useful in assessing the health state of older populations, as well as enable the effect of interventions to be evaluated over time...
  33. ncbi request reprint Socio-psychological stressors as risk factors for low back pain in Chinese middle-aged women
    Y B Yip
    Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    J Adv Nurs 36:409-16. 2001
    ..AIM(S) OF THE STUDY: This study aims to explore the relationship between socio-psychological stress and low back pain (LBP) prevalence among Chinese middle-aged women...
  34. ncbi request reprint Validity of body mass index and waist circumference in the classification of obesity as compared to percent body fat in Chinese middle-aged women
    Y M Chen
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, and the School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:918-25. 2006
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  35. ncbi request reprint Impact of chronic diseases on functional limitations in elderly Chinese aged 70 years and over: a cross-sectional and longitudinal survey
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M102-6. 1998
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  36. ncbi request reprint The Mediterranean score of dietary habits in Chinese populations in four different geographical areas
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:215-20. 2001
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  37. ncbi request reprint Social determinants of frailty
    J Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Gerontology 51:402-8. 2005
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  38. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and bone mineral density in elderly Chinese men and women in Hong Kong
    E M Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lek Yuen Health Center, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 10:226-30. 1999
    ..These results suggest that VDR polymorphism is not associated with BMD in elderly Hong Kong Chinese men and women...
  39. ncbi request reprint Depression is the predominant factor contributing to morale as measured by the Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale in elderly Chinese aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1052-9. 2005
    ..To examine factors contributing to the total Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale (PGMS) and its two subscales: reconciled ageing and unstrained affect...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is waist circumference a useful measure in predicting health outcomes in the elderly?
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1349-55. 2002
    ..To examine the effect of age on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), and the usefulness of BMI, WC and waist-hip ratio (WHR) in predicting mortality and cardiovascular risk in the elderly population...
  41. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effect of soy isoflavones on bone mineral content was modified by years since menopause, body weight, and calcium intake: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
    Yu Ming Chen
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Pharmacy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Menopause 11:246-54. 2004
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  42. ncbi request reprint Greater fruit and vegetable intake is associated with increased bone mass among postmenopausal Chinese women
    Yu Ming Chen
    Department of Community and Family Medicine and School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shattin, N T, Hong Kong SAR
    Br J Nutr 96:745-51. 2006
    ..0011, 0.0109) g/cm2 increases in BMD at the whole body, lumbar spine and total hip, respectively. In conclusion, greater fruit and vegetable intake is independently associated with better BMD among postmenopausal Chinese women...
  43. doi request reprint Sex differences in stroke incidence and survival in Hong Kong, 2000-2007
    S H Wu
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, PR China
    Neuroepidemiology 38:69-75. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the effect of sex across different age groups and over time on stroke incidence and 30-day case fatality in Hong Kong...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Age Ageing 27:455-61. 1998
    ..To study the nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians...
  45. doi request reprint Higher sea fish intake is associated with greater bone mass and lower osteoporosis risk in postmenopausal Chinese women
    Y M Chen
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, and Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Osteoporos Int 21:939-46. 2010
    ..We found that higher intake of sea fish is independently associated with greater bone mass and lower osteoporosis risk among postmenopausal Chinese women...
  46. doi request reprint Effects of soy protein and isoflavones on glycemic control and insulin sensitivity: a 6-mo double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in postmenopausal Chinese women with prediabetes or untreated early diabetes
    Zhao min Liu
    Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1394-401. 2010
    ..In vitro and animal studies have suggested that soy protein and isoflavones have favorable effects on glucose and insulin regulation, but intervention studies in humans are limited, and the results are controversial...
  47. doi request reprint Carotid atherosclerosis and the risk factors in early postmenopausal Chinese women
    Ruby H Y Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Maturitas 63:233-9. 2009
    ..To describe the distribution of intima-media thickness (IMT) and the prevalence of plaque by carotid segments, walls and sides, and to examine their associated risk factors in asymptomatic, early postmenopausal Chinese women in Hong Kong...
  48. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting uptake of cervical and breast cancer screening among perimenopausal women in Hong Kong
    C Chan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 8:334-41. 2002
    ..To identify factors affecting cervical and breast cancer screening attendance among women aged 44 to 55 years by comparing self-reported uptake of cervical smear and clinical breast examination between patients and a population sample...
  49. ncbi request reprint A nested case-control study on treatment-related risk factors for early relapse of tuberculosis
    Kwok C Chang
    Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Department of Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:1124-30. 2004
    ..9-5.5%) for standard daily regimen; 0.5% (95% CI 0.1-2.6%) for extended thrice-weekly regimen; and 0.4% (95% CI 0.1-0.9%) for extended daily regimen. Further studies are required to reduce the risk of relapse under program settings...
  50. ncbi request reprint Generalized low bone mass of girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is related to inadequate calcium intake and weight bearing physical activity in peripubertal period
    Warren T K Lee
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 5 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 16:1024-35. 2005
    ..The importance of preventing generalized osteopenia in the control of AIS progression during the peripubertal period warrants further study...
  51. ncbi request reprint Soy isoflavones have a favorable effect on bone loss in Chinese postmenopausal women with lower bone mass: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
    Yu Ming Chen
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:4740-7. 2003
    ..In conclusion, soy isoflavones have a mild, but significant, independent effect on the maintenance of hip BMC in postmenopausal women with low initial bone mass...
  52. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in insomnia--a study in the Hong Kong Chinese population
    R H Y Li
    Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Psychosom Res 53:601-9. 2002
    ..To study the epidemiology of insomnia in the adult Chinese population in Hong Kong and to examine the potential gender-related demographic and lifestyle factors in insomnia...
  53. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle factors and health outcomes in elderly Hong Kong chinese aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Gerontology 48:234-40. 2002
    ..Although increasing emphasis is being placed on strategies for successful aging, few studies have examined the relationship between lifestyle factors and mortality and other health outcomes in the old-old population...
  54. ncbi request reprint An estimate of long-term care needs and identification of risk factors for institutionalization among Hong Kong Chinese aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M64-9. 2000
    ..The goal of this study is to estimate the long-term care needs of the Hong Kong Chinese population age 70 years and older, and to identify risk factors for institutionalization...
  55. doi request reprint Moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B chronic carriers: a case-control study
    Winnie Wing Man Leung
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, The People s Republic of China
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:556-8. 2011
    ..This study examined whether coffee has a similar protective effect when consumed in moderate quantities in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers, a group at high risk of developing liver cancer...
  56. doi request reprint Sex-specific effect of Pirin gene on bone mineral density in a cohort of 4000 Chinese
    Nelson L S Tang
    Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Bone 46:543-50. 2010
    ..This study aimed to examine genetic variations in the PIR gene by a comprehensive tagging method and its sex-specific effects on BMD and osteoporotic risk...
  57. ncbi request reprint 12-year change in prevalence of respiratory symptoms in elderly Chinese living in Hong Kong
    Fanny W S Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Respir Med 100:1598-607. 2006
    ..7% in 1991 and 7.7% in 2003). The prevalence of respiratory symptoms has increased over the past 12 years and this may be related to environmental factors especially increasing air pollution in Hong Kong...
  58. ncbi request reprint Calcium absorption in postmenopausal Chinese women: a randomized crossover intervention study
    Yu Ming Chen
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Br J Nutr 97:160-6. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the present findings suggest postmenopausal Chinese women have high Ca absorption efficiency and a mean Ca intake of about 1300 mg/d is required to maximize the Va-u...
  59. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the effects of soy protein containing isoflavones on the lipid profile
    Siyan Zhan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:397-408. 2005
    ..Convincing evidence shows that soy protein intake has beneficial effects on lipid changes, but it is unclear which components of soy protein are responsible...
  60. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
    Sheng Hui Wu
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:375-84. 2010
    ..The diagnosis and treatment of the underlying risk factors for the metabolic syndrome should be an important strategy for the reduction of all-cause mortality associated with metabolic syndrome in the general population...
  61. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Pueraria lobata with hormone replacement therapy in treating the adverse health consequences of menopause
    Jean Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Menopause 10:352-61. 2003
    ..The scientific basis for its action may be its action as a phytoestrogen...
  62. ncbi request reprint Dietary sources and determinants of soy isoflavone intake among midlife Chinese Women in Hong Kong
    Sieu gaen Chan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Nutr 137:2451-5. 2007
    ..The data provide the basis for elucidating the patterns, determinants, and assessment of dietary soy isoflavone intake in Asian women...
  63. doi request reprint Distribution of C-reactive protein and its association with subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic postmenopausal Chinese women
    Ruby H Y Yu
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Metabolism 59:1672-9. 2010
    ..1% vs 29.7%) compared with those with MS alone. C-reactive protein was strongly associated with MS and its individual components. However, it is not an independent predictor of subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal Chinese women...
  64. doi request reprint Effect of long-term intervention of soy isoflavones on bone mineral density in women: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Jing Liu
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
    Bone 44:948-53. 2009
    ..A number of RCTs have examined the role of soy isoflavones on bone mineral density (BMD) and yielded inconsistent results. This meta-analyses aims to assess the overall effect of soy isoflavones on BMD...
  65. ncbi request reprint Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for assessing dietary soy isoflavone intake among midlife Chinese women in Hong Kong
    Sieu G Chan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Nutr 138:567-73. 2008
    ..16). The unadjusted and BMI-adjusted correlations were of similar magnitude. The SFFQ is a reasonably valid instrument for assessing dietary soy isoflavone exposure in Hong Kong Chinese mid-life women...
  66. ncbi request reprint Frailty index as a measure of biological age in a Chinese population
    William B Goggins
    School of Public Health and Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1046-51. 2005
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  67. doi request reprint Isoflavonoid content of Hong Kong soy foods
    Sieu G Chan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine and Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    J Agric Food Chem 57:5386-90. 2009
    ..The isoflavone concentrations reported herein will be useful for ascertaining the relationship between exposure to dietary soy isoflavones and health effects in the Chinese population...
  68. doi request reprint Natural history of cervical papilloma virus infection in systemic lupus erythematosus - a prospective cohort study
    Lai Shan Tam
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Rheumatol 37:330-40. 2010
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  69. ncbi request reprint Association of general and abdominal obesities and metabolic syndrome with subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic Chinese postmenopausal women
    Ruby H Y Yu
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, NT, Hong Kong, SAR
    Menopause 15:185-92. 2008
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  70. ncbi request reprint Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency Questionnaire among Chinese women in Guangdong province
    Cai Xia Zhang
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, 4th Floor, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin NT, Hong Kong SAR
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 18:240-50. 2009
    ..To evaluate the validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) developed for assessing the association between dietary factors and breast cancer risk among Chinese women in Guangdong...
  71. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination for Hong Kong elderly in long-term care facilities
    J H S You
    Centre for Pharmacoeconomics Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:906-11. 2009
    ..To compare cost and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) gained by influenza vaccination with or without pneumococcal vaccination in the elderly living in long-term care facilities (LTCFs)...
  72. doi request reprint Soy product and isoflavone intake and breast cancer risk defined by hormone receptor status
    Caixia Zhang
    Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Cancer Sci 101:501-7. 2010
    ..This study suggests that consumption of soy food, soy isoflavone, is inversely associated with the risk of breast cancer. The protective effects of soy did not seem to differ by ER and PR breast cancer status...
  73. doi request reprint Coffee consumption and risk of coronary heart diseases: a meta-analysis of 21 prospective cohort studies
    Jiang nan Wu
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
    Int J Cardiol 137:216-25. 2009
    ..A large amount of cohort studies addressed coffee consumption and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and yielded inconsistent results. We conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the pooling effects...
  74. doi request reprint Greater vegetable and fruit intake is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer among Chinese women
    Cai Xia Zhang
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Int J Cancer 125:181-8. 2009
    ..These data indicate that greater intake of vegetables and fruits is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer among Chinese women residing in Guangdong...
  75. ncbi request reprint Identifying risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in Chinese middle-aged women: a case-control study
    Y B Yip
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Health Care Women Int 25:358-69. 2004
    ..Our findings have important implications for the development of health education or health promotion such as how to take care of their backs and how to handle psychosocial stress in both the home and workplace...
  76. ncbi request reprint Assessing mental health and its association with income and resource utilization in old-old Chinese in Hong Kong
    James X Zhang
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Dept of Medicine, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:236-43. 2005
    ..The authors assessed mental health status and its association with income and resource utilization in old-old Chinese citizens in Hong Kong...
  77. ncbi request reprint Examination of the Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale as a subjective quality-of-life measure in elderly Hong Kong Chinese
    Eric Wong
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Gerontologist 44:408-17. 2004
    ..We examine the psychometric properties of the Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale (PGMS) in an elderly Chinese population in Hong Kong...
  78. ncbi request reprint Are post-menopausal women "half-a-man"?: sexual beliefs, attitudes and concerns among midlife Chinese women
    Davina C Y Ling
    Center for Study of Economics of Aging and Health, Department of Economics, California State University, Fullerton, California 92834, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 34:14-28. 2008
    ..Raising awareness among health professionals of these issues is essential in addressing health concerns regarding this traditionally taboo subject within the Chinese context...
  79. doi request reprint Economic burden of informal caregivers for elderly Chinese in Hong Kong
    Joyce H S You
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1577-8. 2008