E C Lau

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi 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
  2. ncbi The relationship between COLI A1 polymorphisms (Sp 1) and COLI A2 polymorphisms (Eco R1 and Puv II) with bone mineral density in Chinese men and women
    E M C Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Calcif Tissue Int 75:133-7. 2004
  3. ncbi Osteoporosis and transforming growth factor-beta-1 gene polymorphism in Chinese men and women
    Edith Ming Chu Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Bone Miner Metab 22:148-52. 2004
  4. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors for sarcopenia in elderly Chinese men and women
    Edith M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:213-6. 2005
  5. ncbi The epidemiology of cigarette smoking in Hong Kong Chinese women
    E M C Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Prev Med 37:383-8. 2003
  6. ncbi Areal and volumetric bone density in Hong Kong Chinese: a comparison with Caucasians living in the United States
    E M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 14:583-8. 2003
  7. ncbi Milk supplementation prevents bone loss in postmenopausal Chinese women over 3 years
    E M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Bone 31:536-40. 2002
  8. ncbi Vitamin D receptor start codon polymorphism (Fok I) and bone mineral density in Chinese men and women
    E M C Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Osteoporos Int 13:218-21. 2002
  9. ncbi Alendronate for the prevention of bone loss in patients on inhaled steroid therapy
    E M Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Bone 29:506-10. 2001
  10. ncbi Estrogen receptor gene polymorphism and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese women
    E M Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lek Yuen Health Center, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Bone 29:96-8. 2001

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Publications21

  1. ncbi 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...
  2. ncbi The relationship between COLI A1 polymorphisms (Sp 1) and COLI A2 polymorphisms (Eco R1 and Puv II) with bone mineral density in Chinese men and women
    E M C Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Calcif Tissue Int 75:133-7. 2004
    ..05 by ANOVA). We conclude that the COLI Al Sp1 binding site is absent in Hong Kong Chinese, whereas the COLI A2 Eco R1 and Puv II genetic polymorphisms may be associated with the BMD of elderly Chinese men...
  3. ncbi Osteoporosis and transforming growth factor-beta-1 gene polymorphism in Chinese men and women
    Edith Ming Chu Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Bone Miner Metab 22:148-52. 2004
    ..This finding could result from different sampling methods between the previous and current studies and environmental factors and ethnic differences between the two populations...
  4. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors for sarcopenia in elderly Chinese men and women
    Edith M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:213-6. 2005
    ..The purposes of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for sarcopenia in elderly Chinese, and to compare these observations with those in white persons...
  5. ncbi The epidemiology of cigarette smoking in Hong Kong Chinese women
    E M C Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Prev Med 37:383-8. 2003
    ..There are relatively few data on the epidemiology of cigarette smoking in Asian women, and this study examined the prevalence of and factors predisposing Chinese women to smoke cigarettes in Hong Kong...
  6. ncbi Areal and volumetric bone density in Hong Kong Chinese: a comparison with Caucasians living in the United States
    E M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 14:583-8. 2003
    ..001). We conclude that bone density is lower in Hong Kong Chinese men and women than in Caucasians, although such differences were attenuated by adjustments for bone size, body weight and height...
  7. ncbi Milk supplementation prevents bone loss in postmenopausal Chinese women over 3 years
    E M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Bone 31:536-40. 2002
    ..19%-0.69%). Analysis by the per-protocol method showed a similar effect size. These results indicate that the effects of milk supplementation in preventing bone loss in postmenopausal Chinese women were sustained after 2 years...
  8. ncbi Vitamin D receptor start codon polymorphism (Fok I) and bone mineral density in Chinese men and women
    E M C Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Osteoporos Int 13:218-21. 2002
    ..05 by the chi-square test). We conclude that the Fok I polymorphism may have a weak effect on the BMD of elderly Chinese women...
  9. ncbi Alendronate for the prevention of bone loss in patients on inhaled steroid therapy
    E M Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Bone 29:506-10. 2001
    ..We conclude that women on inhaled steroid therapy were at risk of accelerated bone loss, which could be prevented by a daily dose of 10 mg of alendronate...
  10. ncbi Estrogen receptor gene polymorphism and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese women
    E M Lau
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lek Yuen Health Center, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Bone 29:96-8. 2001
    ..However, the difference in BMD was small and was unlikely to have any clinical significance. The ERG is not a major determinant of BMD in Chinese women in Hong Kong...
  11. ncbi The incidence of hip fracture in four Asian countries: the Asian Osteoporosis Study (AOS)
    E M Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 12:239-43. 2001
    ..The rates were highest in urbanized countries. With rapid economic development in Asia, hip fracture will prove to be a major public health challenge...
  12. ncbi Factors associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee in Hong Kong Chinese: obesity, joint injury, and occupational activities
    E C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Am J Epidemiol 152:855-62. 2000
    ..4 (95% CI: 2.4, 12.4) in men and 2.0 (95% CI: 1.2, 3.1) in women. In addition, subjects whose height and weight were in the highest quartile were at increased risk of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, respectively (p < 0.05)...
  13. ncbi Alendronate prevents bone loss in Chinese women with osteoporosis
    E M Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Bone 27:677-80. 2000
    ..We conclude that alendronate (10 mg) was effective in preventing bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporotic Chinese women...
  14. ncbi Benefits of milk powder supplementation on bone accretion in Chinese children
    E M C Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 15:654-8. 2004
    ..1 +/- 0.3% in treatment group versus 2.4 +/- 0.2% in controls). It is concluded that supplementing the diet of Chinese children with milk powder was effective in enhancing bone accretion...
  15. ncbi Depression and bone mineral density: is there a relationship in elderly Asian men? Results from Mr. Os (Hong Kong)
    Samuel Y S Wong
    4 F, Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 16:610-5. 2005
    ..0 (low bone mass). We conclude that depression is associated with lower BMD; however, to determine whether depression causes lower BMD or vice versa, we will need to await findings from future prospective studies...
  16. pmc Exercise interventions: defusing the world's osteoporosis time bomb
    Ming Chan Kai
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Bull World Health Organ 81:827-30. 2003
    ..Encouraging physical activity at all ages is therefore a top priority to prevent osteoporosis...
  17. ncbi Bone marrow diffusion in osteoporosis: evaluation with quantitative MR diffusion imaging
    David K W Yeung
    Department of Clinical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Magn Reson Imaging 19:222-8. 2004
    ..To determine the diffusion of vertebral body marrow with quantitative MR diffusion imaging and to examine whether differences exist between subjects with postmenopausal osteoporosis and premenopausal control subjects...
  18. ncbi Vertebral bone mineral density, marrow perfusion, and fat content in healthy men and men with osteoporosis: dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging and MR spectroscopy
    James F Griffith
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30 32 Ngan Shing St, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Radiology 236:945-51. 2005
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  19. ncbi Effects of strength training on body composition and bone mineral content in children who are obese
    Clare C W Yu
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Strength Cond Res 19:667-72. 2005
    ..We conclude that in diet-controlled prepubertal obese/overweight children, participation in an exercise program with emphasis on strength training resulted in improved lean mass and bone mineral accrual...
  20. ncbi Associated factors and health impact of sarcopenia in older chinese men and women: a cross-sectional study
    Jenny S W Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Gerontology 53:404-10. 2007
    ..Sarcopenia is increasingly being recognized as a feature of frailty in old age and is associated with unfavorable health outcomes in Western populations. Little is known about sarcopenia among Asian elderly populations...
  21. ncbi The prevalence of Apo E4 genotype and its relationship to bone mineral density in Hong Kong Chinese
    Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    J Bone Miner Metab 23:261-5. 2005
    ..03) were in the opposite direction and thus regarded as false-positive results. It is concluded that the Apo E4 allele is rare in Chinese, and a larger population size is needed to see if Apo E4 is associated with BMD in Chinese...

Research Grants1

  1. Osteoporotic fractures in Chinese men: MrOs Hong Kong
    Edith Lau; Fiscal Year: 2003
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