C Nagata

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Affiliation: Gifu University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Estrogen and alpha-fetoprotein levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood samples in relation to birth weight
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1469-72. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Urinary cadmium and serum levels of estrogens and androgens in postmenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:705-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and breast cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiological evidence among the Japanese population
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:387-94. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Dietary soy and fats in relation to serum insulin-like growth factor-1 and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 levels in premenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa Machi, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 45:185-9. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Weight change in relation to natural menopause and other reproductive and behavioral factors in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 12:237-41. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Soy product intake and serum isoflavonoid and estradiol concentrations in relation to bone mineral density in postmenopausal Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Osteoporos Int 13:200-4. 2002
  7. pmc A prospective cohort study of soy product intake and stomach cancer death
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa Machi, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    Br J Cancer 87:31-6. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Associations of mammographic density with dietary factors in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, 501 1194 Gifu, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2877-80. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Soy and fish oil intake and mortality in a Japanese community
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 156:824-31. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Soy product intake is inversely associated with serum homocysteine level in premenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Nutr 133:797-800. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Estrogen and alpha-fetoprotein levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood samples in relation to birth weight
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1469-72. 2006
    ..16, P = 0.04). Umbilical cord AFP was unrelated to cord levels of estradiol and estriol. The data suggested a greater exposure to estriol and a lower exposure to AFP among high birth weight babies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Urinary cadmium and serum levels of estrogens and androgens in postmenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:705-8. 2005
    ..Recent laboratory studies have suggested that cadmium is an estrogenic compound and may be a potential risk factor for breast cancer...
  3. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and breast cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiological evidence among the Japanese population
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:387-94. 2006
    ..As tobacco smoking may be one of the few modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, we focused on the association between tobacco smoking and the risk of breast cancer in this review...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dietary soy and fats in relation to serum insulin-like growth factor-1 and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 levels in premenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa Machi, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 45:185-9. 2003
    ..13, P = 0.04). The correlations of saturated and monounsaturated fats with serum IGFBP-3 were of borderline significance (r = -0.12, P = 0.06 and r = -0.11, P = 0.07, respectively)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Weight change in relation to natural menopause and other reproductive and behavioral factors in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 12:237-41. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effect of menopause on weight change in Japanese women...
  6. ncbi request reprint Soy product intake and serum isoflavonoid and estradiol concentrations in relation to bone mineral density in postmenopausal Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Osteoporos Int 13:200-4. 2002
    ..The present study supports the association of BMD with serum estradiol; however, it does not support the association of BMD with soy or isoflavone intake or serum isoflavone levels...
  7. pmc A prospective cohort study of soy product intake and stomach cancer death
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa Machi, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    Br J Cancer 87:31-6. 2002
    ..49; 95% CI 0.22-1.13) was observed in women, although this association was of marginal significance. These data suggest that soy intake may reduce the risk of death from stomach cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Associations of mammographic density with dietary factors in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, 501 1194 Gifu, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2877-80. 2005
    ..The present cross-sectional study evaluated the relations of percent density with dietary factors, such as fats, protein, dietary fiber, and soy isoflavones...
  9. ncbi request reprint Soy and fish oil intake and mortality in a Japanese community
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 156:824-31. 2002
    ..For women but not for men, n-3 fatty acids from fish were significantly inversely associated with total mortality. Results showed that soy intake may have moderate but beneficial effects on total mortality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Soy product intake is inversely associated with serum homocysteine level in premenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Nutr 133:797-800. 2003
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  11. ncbi request reprint Fat intake is associated with serum estrogen and androgen concentrations in postmenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    J Nutr 135:2862-5. 2005
    ..8 and 9.3%, respectively, with a 5% increase in the percentage of energy from total fat. These data suggest that a high intake of fat is associated with higher serum levels of estrone and DHEAS in postmenopausal women...
  12. pmc Mammographic density and the risk of breast cancer in Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Br J Cancer 92:2102-6. 2005
    ..However, the associations of the risk of breast cancer with breast size and a high breast density greater than 75%, needs to be confirmed in future studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of changes in marital status on the mortality of elderly Japanese
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 13:218-22. 2003
    ..To assess the impact of changes in marital status on the mortality of elderly Japanese men and women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Associations of menstrual cycle length with intake of soy, fat, and dietary fiber in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 54:166-70. 2006
    ..The data suggest that polyunsaturated fat and dietary fiber intake are associated with the parameters of menstrual cycle length, but further studies are required to better characterize these associations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Association of diet with the onset of menopause in Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Tsukasa machi, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 152:863-7. 2000
    ..lowest tertile of intake, p for trend = 0.02). Association of carotene intake with the incidence of menopause was of borderline significance (hazard ratio = 0.78, 95% confidence interval: 0.59, 1.04, p for trend = 0.07)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ecological study of the association between soy product intake and mortality from cancer and heart disease in Japan
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Int J Epidemiol 29:832-6. 2000
    ..To evaluate the relationship between soy product intake and mortality from several types of cancer and heart disease, an ecological analysis was performed in 47 prefectures in Japan...
  17. ncbi request reprint Unapproved use of high-dose combined pills in Japan: a community study on prevalence and health characteristics of the users
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Prev Med 26:565-9. 1997
    ..We determined the prevalence of the use of such preparations in a community in Japan and assessed the health characteristics of the users...
  18. ncbi request reprint Associations of alcohol, height, and reproductive factors with serum hormone concentrations in postmenopausal Japanese women. Steroid hormones in Japanese postmenopausal women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 44:235-41. 1997
    ..01). Reproductive factors as well as physical activity were not related to any of the hormone levels...
  19. ncbi request reprint Decreased serum estradiol concentration associated with high dietary intake of soy products in premenopausal Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 29:228-33. 1997
    ..36, p = 0.02). If the observed association is causal, our results suggest that the consumption of soy products lowers the risk of developing breast cancer risk modifying estrogen metabolism...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association of coffee, green tea, and caffeine intakes with serum concentrations of estradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin in premenopausal Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 30:21-4. 1998
    ..Although the effect of caffeine cannot be distinguished from effects of coffee and green tea, consumption of caffeine-containing beverages appeared to favorably alter hormone levels associated with the risk of developing breast cancer...
  21. ncbi request reprint Association of diet and other lifestyle with onset of menopause in Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Maturitas 29:105-13. 1998
    ..To evaluate the cross-sectional relationships of dietary and other lifestyle variables to menopause...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of soymilk consumption on serum estrogen concentrations in premenopausal Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Natl Cancer Inst 90:1830-5. 1998
    ..Our purpose was to determine the effect of soy consumption on serum estrogen levels in premenopausal women by use of a dietary intervention approach...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hair dye use and occupational exposure to organic solvents as risk factors for myelodysplastic syndrome
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Leuk Res 23:57-62. 1999
    ..17-3.38) and there were statistically significant trends in risk with increasing duration and number of hair dye use. Occupational exposure to organic solvents was marginally associated with the risk of MDS (OR = 1.99; 95% CI 0.97-4.10)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sodium intake and risk of death from stroke in Japanese men and women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Stroke 35:1543-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between sodium intake and death from stroke in a population-based cohort of Japanese men and women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate with serum HDL-cholesterol concentrations in post-menopausal Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Maturitas 31:21-7. 1998
    ..We aimed to examine the cross-sectional relationships of DHEAS, estradiol (E2), and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) to serum lipid concentrations in post-menopausal Japanese women...
  26. ncbi request reprint Associations of menstrual pain with intakes of soy, fat and dietary fiber in Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:88-92. 2005
    ..The present study was to examine the relationships between intakes of soy, fat, and dietary fiber and the severity of menstrual pain...
  27. ncbi request reprint Associations among maternal soy intake, isoflavone levels in urine and blood samples, and maternal and umbilical hormone concentrations (Japan)
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 17:1107-13. 2006
    ..A high intake of soy has been suggested to protect against breast cancer. We examined the hypothesis that maternal soy intake may be inversely associated with pregnancy hormone levels...
  28. ncbi request reprint Relations of insulin resistance and serum concentrations of estradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin to potential breast cancer risk factors
    C Nagata
    Departments of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    Jpn J Cancer Res 91:948-53. 2000
    ..40, P = 0. 0001) as well as HOMA-R (r = 0.38, P = 0.0003) after controlling for estradiol / SHBG ratio. There is a possibility that effect of BMI on breast cancer risk is mediated by both insulin resistance and estrogen metabolism...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association of vegetable intake with urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin level
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 502 1194 Gifu, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1333-5. 2005
    ..However, data should be regarded as preliminary because it is impossible to estimate dietary melatonin intake from vegetables and or from the entire diet because of incomplete data for melatonin in plants...
  30. ncbi request reprint Diet and colorectal adenoma in Japanese males and females
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Dis Colon Rectum 44:105-11. 2001
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  31. ncbi request reprint Validity and reproducibility of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for a cohort study in Japan
    H Shimizu
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 29:38-44. 1999
    ..A self-administered quantitative food frequency questionnaire (Qx) was developed for a population-based cohort study on cancer in Takayama, Japan...
  32. ncbi request reprint Serum insulin-like growth factor-I levels among women in Hawaii and Japan with different levels of tofu intake
    Yumie Takata
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Nutr Cancer 56:136-42. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that a diet rich in soy foods and low in meats may be related to lower IGF-I levels, but it is unclear whether soy or other characteristics of diet and lifestyle are responsible for this association...
  33. ncbi request reprint Hypocholesterolemic effect of soymilk supplementation with usual diet in premenopausal normolipidemic Japanese women
    N Takatsuka
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa Machi, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    Prev Med 31:308-14. 2000
    ..Our objective is to assess the effect of soymilk supplementation, a whole soy product, with usual diet on serum lipids in normolipidemic subjects...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effect of soymilk consumption on serum estrogen and androgen concentrations in Japanese men
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:179-84. 2001
    ..The results of the study indicate that soymilk consumption may modify circulating estrone concentrations in men...
  35. ncbi request reprint Soy product intake and premenopausal hysterectomy in a follow-up study of Japanese women
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:773-7. 2001
    ..Future studies focusing on specific diseases will be required to examine this possibility. SPONSORSHIP: Grants from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan...
  36. ncbi request reprint Soy product intake and hot flashes in Japanese women: results from a community-based prospective study
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 153:790-3. 2001
    ..lowest: hazard ratio = 0.42; 95% confidence interval: 0.25, 0.72; p for trend = 0.002). These data suggest that consumption of soy products has a protective effect against hot flashes...
  37. pmc Height, weight, and alcohol consumption in relation to the risk of colorectal cancer in Japan: a prospective study
    N Shimizu
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Br J Cancer 88:1038-43. 2003
    ..There was a positive association between pack-years of cigarette smoking and the risk of rectal cancer in men. A positive dose-response relation between alcohol consumption and colon cancer risk was observed for men and women...
  38. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and colorectal cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Tetsuya Mizoue
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashiku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:25-39. 2006
    ..It is unclear whether tobacco smoking is related to colorectal cancer risk in Japan. We evaluated the association among the Japanese population based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mammographic densities and their determinants in women from Japan and Hawaii
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Cancer 102:29-33. 2002
    ..Therefore, when comparing ethnic groups with distinct physical proportions, the absolute size of the dense areas appears to be a better measure of breast cancer risk than the relative density...
  40. ncbi request reprint IGF-I and mammographic density in four geographic locations: a pooled analysis
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Cancer 121:1786-92. 2007
    ..Based on this analysis, the influence of circulating levels of IGF-I, IGFBP-3, and prolactin on percent density appears to be very small...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and liver cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among Japanese
    Keitaro Tanaka
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Saga University, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:445-56. 2006
    ..Emerging epidemiologic data suggest that cigarette smoking may increase the risk of primary liver cancer. We evaluated this association based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among Japanese populations...
  42. ncbi request reprint A comparison of dietary habits among women in Japan and Hawaii
    Yumie Takata
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:319-26. 2004
    ..To compare the dietary habits of Japanese women in Japan with those of Japanese and Caucasian women living in Hawaii...
  43. pmc Decreased serum retinol levels in women with cervical dysplasia
    H Shimizu
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University, School of Medicine, Japan
    Br J Cancer 73:1600-4. 1996
    ..An inverse association was observed between serum retinol level and risk of cervical dysplasia, although it did not achieve statistical significance...
  44. doi request reprint Relationship of intake of plant-based foods with 6-n-propylthiouracil sensitivity and food neophobia in Japanese preschool children
    M Tsuji
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:47-52. 2012
    ..We investigated whether intake of vegetables, fruits and soy foods is associated with sensitivity to bitterness and reluctance to eat new foods (food neophobia) in Japanese preschool children...
  45. ncbi request reprint Rationality/anti-emotionality personality and dietary habits in a community population in Japan
    Kumi Hirokawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Epidemiol 18:183-90. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between the rationality and anti-emotionality (R/A) personality and dietary consumption in a Japanese community...
  46. ncbi request reprint Association of blood pressure with intake of soy products and other food groups in Japanese men and women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Prev Med 36:692-7. 2003
    ..Soy diet has been suggested to have antihypertensive effect in animal studies. The present study examined the cross-sectional relationship between blood pressure and intake of soy products and other food groups in Japanese men and women...
  47. doi request reprint Alcohol drinking and gastric cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Taichi Shimazu
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, 5 1 1 Tsukiji, Chuo Ku, Tokyo 104 0045, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 38:8-25. 2008
    ..This report is one of a series of articles by our research group, which is evaluating the existing evidence concerning the association between health-related lifestyles and cancer...
  48. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and lung cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiological evidence among the Japanese population
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:309-24. 2006
    ..It would be of value, therefore, to quantify that association in Japan based on a systematic review of epidemiological evidence for the primary prevention of lung cancer...
  49. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Tetsuya Mizoue
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:582-97. 2006
    ..On the basis of a systematic review of epidemiological evidence, we evaluated this association among the Japanese population, who may be more susceptible to alcohol-related diseases than Western populations...
  50. pmc Serum carotenoids and vitamins and risk of cervical dysplasia from a case-control study in Japan
    C Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Br J Cancer 81:1234-7. 1999
    ..28) was marginally significant. Decreased risks observed for the highest tertiles of beta-carotene (OR = 0.65) and zeaxanthin/lutein (OR = 0.53), were not statistically significant...
  51. ncbi request reprint Light exposure at night, urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin, and serum estrogens and androgens in postmenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1418-23. 2008
    ..However, the potential role of melatonin as an intervening factor between light exposure at night and the serum concentrations of estrogen was equivocal...
  52. doi request reprint Smoking and risk of cedar pollinosis in Japanese men and women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 147:117-24. 2008
    ..Pollinosis induced by the cedar pollen antigen is the most common seasonal allergic reaction in Japan. We aimed to examine the relationship between smoking and risk of cedar pollinosis in a population-based cohort of the Japanese...
  53. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake and mortality from cardiovascular disease are inversely associated in Japanese women but not in men
    Kozue Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    J Nutr 138:1129-34. 2008
    ..16; 95% Cl, 0.77-1.74; P-trend = 0.61) and vegetable (HR = 0.81, 95% CI: 0.49-1.34; P-trend = 0.47) intake. These data suggest that higher intake of vegetables is associated with reduced risk of death from CVD for women...
  54. doi request reprint Dietary and lifestyle correlates of urinary excretion status of equol in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 60:49-54. 2008
    ..Demographic factors, smoking status, and menstrual and reproductive factors were unrelated to equol excretion. These data suggest that dairy product intake may be associated with the production of equol...
  55. doi request reprint Causal attributions to epidemiological risk factors and their associations to later psychological adjustment among Japanese breast cancer patients
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu University, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu, Gifu, 501 1194, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 17:3-9. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the causal attributions for breast cancer and their association with the subsequent psychological adjustment...
  56. ncbi request reprint Self-reported diabetes mellitus and risk of mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in Takayama: a population-based prospective cohort study in Japan
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 18:197-203. 2008
    ..Further, the association of diabetes with increasing risk of cancer has also been reported. Well-designed studies conducted among men and women in the general Japanese population remain scarce...
  57. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the adult onset of bronchial asthma in Japanese men and women
    Kozue Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 102:288-93. 2009
    ..Although smoking is a well-known risk factor for the onset of airway diseases, the associations between smoking and asthma are inconsistent...
  58. doi request reprint Association of farming with the development of cedar pollinosis in Japanese adults
    Kozue Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 20:804-10. 2010
    ..We examined the association of experience of farming with occurrence of cedar pollinosis in a prospective cohort in Japan...
  59. doi request reprint Associations of body size and reproductive factors with circulating levels of sex hormones and prolactin in premenopausal Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 22:581-8. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the associations of these factors with blood concentrations of sex hormones and prolactin in premenopausal Japanese women...
  60. doi request reprint Lifestyle and health factors associated with stress urinary incontinence in Japanese women
    Takako Masue
    Department of Urology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu City, Gifu, Japan
    Maturitas 66:305-9. 2010
    ..Studies focusing on lifestyle and health factors and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are scarce in Japan. The aim of this study is to examine the association of lifestyle and health factors in SUI...
  61. doi request reprint Dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, and intake of carbohydrate and rice in relation to risk of mortality from stroke and its subtypes in Japanese men and women
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Metabolism 59:1574-82. 2010
    ..05). The current study implies that diets with a high dietary GI increase the risk of mortality from stroke among Japanese women...
  62. ncbi request reprint Factors to consider in the association between soy isoflavone intake and breast cancer risk
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Yanagido, Gifu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:83-9. 2010
    ..These factors might explain the heterogeneity of results from studies. This present report contrasts background data from Japanese and Western women to identify the potential modifying of these factors...
  63. doi request reprint Association of dietary fat, vegetables and antioxidant micronutrients with skin ageing in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Br J Nutr 103:1493-8. 2010
    ..Further studies with more accurate measurement methods are needed to investigate the role of daily diet in skin ageing...
  64. doi request reprint Consumption of coffee, green tea, oolong tea, black tea, chocolate snacks and the caffeine content in relation to risk of diabetes in Japanese men and women
    Shino Oba
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu1 1 Yanagido, Gifu, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Br J Nutr 103:453-9. 2010
    ..The results imply that coffee consumption decreased the risk of developing diabetes. The protective effect may exist aside from the influence of caffeine intake...
  65. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking and other lifestyle factors in relation to the risk of pancreatic cancer death: a prospective cohort study in Japan
    Kozue Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 41:225-31. 2011
    ..To examine the association of smoking and lifestyle factors with pancreatic cancer death in the prospective design...
  66. doi request reprint Diet based on the Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top and subsequent mortality among men and women in a general Japanese population
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1540-7. 2009
    ..The Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top was developed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery to promote healthful diets...
  67. ncbi request reprint Soy isoflavone intake is not associated with the development of cedar pollinosis in adults
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    J Nutr 138:1372-6. 2008
    ..07 (95% CI: 0.81-1.42) in men and 0.89 (95% CI: 0.68-1.15) in women. These data did not support an association between soy isoflavone intake and risk of cedar pollinosis...
  68. ncbi request reprint Urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin and mammographic density in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2509-12. 2007
    ..02). There was no significant association between urinary aMT6-s level and the percent density in postmenopausal women. We found no evidence that the melatonin level is inversely associated with mammographic density...
  69. ncbi request reprint The relationships of a rationality/antiemotionality personality scale to mortalities of cancer and cardiovascular disease in a community population in Japan
    Kumi Hirokawa
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University, School of Medicine, 40 Tsukasa Machi, Gifu 500 8705, Japan
    J Psychosom Res 56:103-11. 2004
    ..To investigate the relationships of an individual's level on the R/A personality to cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan, we conducted a population-based cohort study...
  70. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the consumption of meat, fat, and coffee and the risk of colon cancer: a prospective study in Japan
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Gifu University School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Lett 244:260-7. 2006
    ..43, 95% CI: 0.22-0.85). The findings suggest the possible linkage between a western diet and risk of colon cancer...
  71. ncbi request reprint Association of intakes of fat, dietary fibre, soya isoflavones and alcohol with uterine fibroids in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Br J Nutr 101:1427-31. 2009
    ..The data suggest that higher alcohol intake is associated with a higher prevalence of uterine fibroids. Further studies on diet, especially phyto-oestrogens, and uterine fibroids are needed given the limited data currently available...
  72. ncbi request reprint Association of maternal fat and alcohol intake with maternal and umbilical hormone levels and birth weight
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido Gifu 500 8058, Japan
    Cancer Sci 98:869-73. 2007
    ..19, P = 0.01), but was unrelated to birth weight. Estrogen level during pregnancy may be regulated by dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and mediate their effects on fetal growth...
  73. ncbi request reprint Soy product consumption and the risk of colon cancer: a prospective study in Takayama, Japan
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, and Department of Internal Medicine, Takayama Red Cross Hospital, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 57:151-7. 2007
    ..04), after adjusting for multiple potential confounders. Among men, no significant association was observed. Our results exhibited the weak benefit of soy foods only among women. Further research to confirm our results may be beneficial...
  74. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and gastric cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Yoshikazu Nishino
    Division of Epidemiology, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Natori, Miyagi, 981 1293, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 36:800-7. 2006
    ..We evaluated the association between tobacco smoking and gastric cancer risk among the Japanese population based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence...
  75. ncbi request reprint Estimated Asian adult soy protein and isoflavone intakes
    Mark Messina
    Department ofNutrition, School of PublicHealth, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA
    Nutr Cancer 55:1-12. 2006
    ..Evidence suggests that < or =10% of the Asian population consumes as much as 25 g of soy protein or 100 mg of isoflavones per day. The applicability of these findings for making soy intake recommendations for non-Asians is discussed...
  76. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and geographic differences in mammographic density and their association with breast cancer incidence
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 104:47-56. 2007
    ..This comparison of mammographic densities suggests that, on a group level, age-adjusted dense areas may reflect breast cancer incidence better than percent densities...
  77. doi request reprint Consumption of vegetables alters morning urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin concentration
    Shino Oba
    Department of Prevention for Lifestyle Related Diseases, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    J Pineal Res 45:17-23. 2008
    ..03). The results indicate that increased consumption of vegetables raises circulatory melatonin concentrations...
  78. ncbi request reprint Soy, fat and other dietary factors in relation to premenstrual symptoms in Japanese women
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    BJOG 111:594-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the relations of intakes of soy, fat and other dietary components to premenstrual symptoms...
  79. ncbi request reprint Prospective cohort study of body mass index in adolescence and death from stomach cancer in Japan
    Tagayasu Tanaka
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    Cancer Sci 98:1785-9. 2007
    ..05). The analysis of BMI at the baseline did not show a significant relationship with the risk of death from stomach cancer. These results suggest that a high BMI(20y) is associated with an increased risk of death from stomach cancer...
  80. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors associated with the clinical outcome of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a cohort study in Japan
    Masatoshi Yokoyama
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saga Medical School, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, 849 8501, Saga, Japan
    Cancer Lett 192:171-9. 2003
    ..It is also noted that a lower cytomegalovirus IgG level and a smaller number of past pregnancies might be associated with the regression of CIN lesions...
  81. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking and total cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Manami Inoue
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 37:692-700. 2007
    ..We conducted a systematic review of epidemiological evidence to evaluate the association between alcohol drinking and total cancer risk among the Japanese population...
  82. doi request reprint Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer in Japanese: a pooled analysis of results from five cohort studies
    Tetsuya Mizoue
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1397-406. 2008
    ..An alcohol-colorectal cancer association seems to be more apparent in Japanese than in Western populations. Whether this difference can be ascribed to genetic or environmental factors needs to be clarified...
  83. ncbi request reprint Evaluation based on systematic review of epidemiological evidence among Japanese populations: tobacco smoking and total cancer risk
    Manami Inoue
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, 5 1 1 Tsukiji, Chuo Ku, Tokyo 104 0045, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 35:404-11. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association between tobacco smoking and total cancer risk among Japanese populations based on a systematic review of epidemiological evidence...
  84. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking and breast cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 37:568-74. 2007
    ..This report is one among a series of articles by our research group evaluating the existing evidence concerning the association between health-related lifestyles and cancer...
  85. ncbi request reprint Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a novel predictor of cardiovascular disease
    Masahide Hamaguchi
    Inflammation and Immunology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:1579-84. 2007
    ..To clarify whether nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease...
  86. doi request reprint Body mass index and breast cancer risk in Japan: a pooled analysis of eight population-based cohort studies
    K Wada
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu
    Ann Oncol 25:519-24. 2014
    ..The effects of BMI on breast cancer have remained unclear among the Asian population, especially in premenopausal women...
  87. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction in patients with chronic viral liver disease: its relevance to protein malnutrition
    Katsuhisa Toda
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gifu University School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 40:894-900. 2005
    ..Using this questionnaire, we evaluated erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with CLD...
  88. ncbi request reprint [Mammographic density as a risk factor of breast cancer]
    Chisato Nagata
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 64:437-41. 2006
    ..Mammographic density is of interest in assessing the etiology of breast cancer, but it may also have potential as a surrogate marker of risk in interventions designed to reduce the risk of breast cancer...
  89. ncbi request reprint Association between birth weight and serum lipid concentration in premenopausal Japanese women
    Kaname Kanai
    Bureau of Social Welfare and Health, Tottori Prefectural Government, 1 220 Higashi machi, Tottori 680 8570, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:5-9. 2004
    ..The relationships between birth weight and serum lipid concentrations in pre-menopausal Japanese women were not well identified and also diet and serum hormone status in these women would be considered...
  90. ncbi request reprint IgG antibodies to HPV16, 52, 58 and 6 L1-capsids and spontaneous regression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
    Koji Matsumoto
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 8655, Japan
    Cancer Lett 231:309-13. 2006
    ..Our data suggest that baseline IgG reactivities to HPV L1-capsids do not serve as a predictive marker of CIN regression, in contrast to histological CIN grades and HPV DNA status...
  91. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking and lung cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 37:168-74. 2007
    ..Based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence, we evaluated this association among the Japanese population, who may be more susceptible to alcohol-related diseases than Western populations...