Katsuyuki Miura

Summary

Affiliation: Kanazawa Medical University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors related to higher plasma fibrinogen levels of Japanese-americans in hawaii compared with Japanese in Japan
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920 0293, Japan
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:1674-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors and risk of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: a multi-hospital case-control study in Japan
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Circ J 68:1011-7. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Can dietary changes reduce blood pressure in the long term?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 14:253-7. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of four blood pressure indexes for the prediction of 10-year stroke risk in middle-aged and older Asians
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920 0293, Japan
    Hypertension 44:715-20. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Height-cardiovascular disease relation: where to go from here?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 155:688-9. 2002
  6. pmc Epidemiology of idiopathic cardiomyopathy in Japan: results from a nationwide survey
    K Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Heart 87:126-30. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Birth weight, childhood growth, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Japanese aged 20 years
    K Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 153:783-9. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Prognosis and prognostic factors in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in Japan
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Circ J 72:343-8. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of vegetable, fruit, and meat intake to 7-year blood pressure change in middle-aged men: the Chicago Western Electric Study
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 159:572-80. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Japanese men
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Metabolism 61:47-55. 2012

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors related to higher plasma fibrinogen levels of Japanese-americans in hawaii compared with Japanese in Japan
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920 0293, Japan
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:1674-9. 2006
    ..We investigated whether dietary factors explain higher plasma fibrinogen levels in Japanese emigrants living a Western lifestyle in Hawaii compared with Japanese in Japan...
  2. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors and risk of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: a multi-hospital case-control study in Japan
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Circ J 68:1011-7. 2004
    ..Detailed epidemiological investigations on the relationship of environmental factors, especially occupational and microbiological factors, to the development of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) are scarce...
  3. ncbi request reprint Can dietary changes reduce blood pressure in the long term?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 14:253-7. 2005
    ..We reviewed recent short-term and long-term studies, both observational and interventional, which investigated whether dietary change can reduce blood pressure...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of four blood pressure indexes for the prediction of 10-year stroke risk in middle-aged and older Asians
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920 0293, Japan
    Hypertension 44:715-20. 2004
    ..48 for MBP, 2.46 for DBP, 2.25 for SBP, and 1.57 for PP. The long-term incident stroke risk of high BP in Asians should be assessed by SBP and DBP together, or by MBP, not by PP...
  5. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Height-cardiovascular disease relation: where to go from here?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 155:688-9. 2002
  6. pmc Epidemiology of idiopathic cardiomyopathy in Japan: results from a nationwide survey
    K Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Heart 87:126-30. 2002
    ..To estimate the total number of patients with idiopathic cardiomyopathy in Japan and the prevalence of the disorder...
  7. ncbi request reprint Birth weight, childhood growth, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Japanese aged 20 years
    K Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 153:783-9. 2001
    ..05 mmol/liter in women. The results suggest that lower birth weight and lower rate of height increase during childhood are independently associated with increases in blood pressure and serum cholesterol in adult life...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prognosis and prognostic factors in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in Japan
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Circ J 72:343-8. 2008
    ..There have been few large-scale nationwide studies investigating both the prognosis and the prognostic factors of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). A predictive score that can be used in clinical practice has not been established...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of vegetable, fruit, and meat intake to 7-year blood pressure change in middle-aged men: the Chicago Western Electric Study
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 159:572-80. 2004
    ..05). These results support the concept that diets higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in meats (except fish) may reduce the risk of developing high BP...
  10. doi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Japanese men
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Metabolism 61:47-55. 2012
    ..Dietary GI is associated with the incidence of diabetes in middle-aged Japanese men. GI and B-cell function were independently associated with incidence of diabetes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effects of shift work on nutrient intake: a cross-sectional study
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
    J Occup Health 50:270-8. 2008
    ..Shift work, particularly midnight shift work, affected nutrient intake. The impact of shift work on nutrient intakes differed by age and the type of shift work...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationship of alcohol consumption to 7-year blood pressure change in Japanese men
    Katsushi Yoshita
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Hypertens 23:1485-90. 2005
    ..To determine the association of alcohol consumption with years-long blood pressure (BP) change, as well as baseline BP, adjusted for potential confounders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of shift work on body mass index and metabolic parameters
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada machi, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:45-50. 2007
    ..The aim of this cohort study was to investigate the effects of shift work on changes in parameters related to metabolic disturbances...
  14. doi request reprint Association between long working hours and sleep problems in white-collar workers
    Motoko Nakashima
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Sleep Res 20:110-6. 2011
    ..67 for workers with ≥50 h and <63 h, and 1.87 for workers with 63 h and more. To conclude, the present results suggest that long work hours correlate with reduced sleep quality in a dose-response manner...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mild metabolic abnormalities, abdominal obesity and the risk of cardiovascular diseases in middle-aged Japanese men
    Wataru Hirokawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:934-43. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Overtime work and blood pressure in normotensive Japanese male workers
    Koshi Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 25:979-85. 2012
    ..Epidemiological studies have observed conflicting patterns as to whether overtime work increases blood pressure (BP), probably as a consequence of methodological issues...
  17. pmc Prognosis and prognostic factors in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Japan: results from a nationwide study
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Heart 93:711-5. 2007
    ..To investigate prognosis and prognostic factors in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Japan...
  18. doi request reprint Influence of smoking combined with another risk factor on the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke: pooled analysis of 10 Japanese cohort studies
    Koshi Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 33:480-91. 2012
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  19. doi request reprint The effects of sleep duration on the incidence of cardiovascular events among middle-aged male workers in Japan
    Yuko Hamazaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:411-7. 2011
    ..Accordingly, we conducted a follow-up survey to investigate the relationship between sleep duration and cardiovascular events among male workers, accounting for occupational factors that might confound the true relationship...
  20. ncbi request reprint Burnout and risk factors for arteriosclerotic disease: follow-up study
    Kazuyo Kitaoka-Higashiguchi
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Daigaku, Uchinada, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Occup Health 51:123-31. 2009
    ..The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate the effects of burnout on risk factors for arteriosclerotic disease...
  21. ncbi request reprint High-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of stroke in Japanese men and women: the Oyabe Study
    Yoshiyuki Soyama
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Stroke 34:863-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship in a long-term cohort study of Japanese men and women among whom stroke occurrence is higher than in Western countries...
  22. doi request reprint Glycated hemoglobin and risk of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, in Japanese men and women
    Kyoko Sunaga
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:310-6. 2008
    ..The relationship between glycated hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) and stroke has not been fully elucidated. In addition, there have been few reports from Asia, and few trials have been conducted for each stroke subtype...
  23. doi request reprint Self-reported speed of eating and 7-year risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Japanese men
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan Electronic address
    Metabolism 61:1566-71. 2012
    ..This cohort study investigated the association between eating speed and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Japanese men...
  24. doi request reprint Relation of long-term body weight change to change in lipoprotein particle size in Japanese men and women: the INTERMAP Toyama Study
    Rie Naganuma
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 206:282-6. 2009
    ..This study investigated the relationship between changes in lipoprotein particle size and body weight change over a 9-year period in Japanese adult men and women...
  25. pmc Relation between serum total cholesterol level and cardiovascular disease stratified by sex and age group: a pooled analysis of 65 594 individuals from 10 cohort studies in Japan
    Sin Ya Nagasawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Am Heart Assoc 1:e001974. 2012
    ..The relation between serum total cholesterol (TC) and cardiovascular disease in women and in the elderly is unclear, especially in Asian populations...
  26. pmc Nicotine dependence and cost-effectiveness of individualized support for smoking cessation: evidence from practice at a worksite in Japan
    Koshi Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e55836. 2013
    ..The degree of nicotine dependence may therefore be an important determinant of the cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation programs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of fatty acids and serum C-reactive protein in Japanese
    Satoko Yoneyama
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Epidemiol 17:86-92. 2007
    ..The relationships are not clear in Japanese whose intake of seafood-based long-chain n-3 PUFAs is high...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index, glycemic load and blood lipid levels in middle-aged Japanese men and women
    Motoko Nakashima
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:1082-95. 2010
    ..This study investigated the association between dietary glycemic index (GI)/glycemic load (GL) and serum lipids in middle-aged Japanese men and women...
  29. pmc Relationship of dietary cholesterol to blood pressure: the INTERMAP study
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Hypertens 29:222-8. 2011
    ..Cross-sectional data from the International Study of Macro/Micro-nutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP) were used to assess relations of dietary cholesterol intake to blood pressure in men and women from four countries...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Effectiveness of lifestyle modification programs for control of blood pressure: a non-randomized controlled trial in Komatsu, Japan]
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:533-42. 2006
    ..A non-randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of three lifestyle modification programs to reduce blood pressure: individual counseling only; counseling using group dynamics; and individual support using mail...
  31. ncbi request reprint Urinary cadmium and mortality among inhabitants of a cadmium-polluted area in Japan
    Hideaki Nakagawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Environ Res 100:323-9. 2006
    ..These results suggest that a causal association between Cd body burden and mortality exists among inhabitants environmentally exposed to Cd but that no special disease may be induced except renal diseases...
  32. doi request reprint Treated and untreated hypertension, hospitalization, and medical expenditure: an epidemiological study in 314 622 beneficiaries of the medical insurance system in Japan
    Koshi Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Japan
    J Hypertens 31:1032-42. 2013
    ..This study investigated the effect of hypertension on hospitalization risk and medical expenditure according to treatment status in a Japanese population...
  33. ncbi request reprint Shift work and the risk of diabetes mellitus among Japanese male factory workers
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada machi, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa, Japan 920 0293
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:179-83. 2005
    ..This study investigated whether shift work is a risk factor for the development of diabetes mellitus...
  34. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional study on association of calcium intake with blood pressure in Japanese population
    Y Morikawa
    Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Hum Hypertens 16:105-10. 2002
    ..Our study suggests that increased calcium intake may provide a benefit of lowering blood pressure independently of other minerals such as sodium and potassium...
  35. ncbi request reprint Trend of congenital anomalies over 20 years ascertained by population-based monitoring in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
    Toshio Seto
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa, Japan
    Congenit Anom (Kyoto) 43:286-93. 2003
    ..The percentage of children with polydactyly whose mother smoked were relatively higher than that for the other congenital anomalies...
  36. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional study on the relationship of job stress with natural killer cell activity and natural killer cell subsets among healthy nurses
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Occup Health 47:378-83. 2005
    ..The other five NJSS subscales did not relate to immune parameters. In conclusion, the results suggest that perceived job strains, particularly quantitative work load, decreased NK cell function...
  37. ncbi request reprint 11C-acetate PET imaging of lung cancer: comparison with 18F-FDG PET and 99mTc-MIBI SPET
    Kotaro Higashi
    Department of Radiology, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, 920 0293 Uchinada, Kahokugun, Ishikawa, Japan
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 31:13-21. 2004
    ..AC PET is less diagnostically informative than FDG PET in patients with lung cancer. However, AC PET may play a complementary role in the identification of low-grade malignancies that are not FDG avid...
  38. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria and hypertension in nondiabetic Japanese men
    M Nishijo
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 12:16-20. 1999
    ..Therefore, it is suspected that microalbuminuria is a renal facet of insulin resistance, and a predictor value of hypertension...
  39. doi request reprint Homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance and the risk of cardiovascular events in middle-aged non-diabetic Japanese men
    K Nakamura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Diabetologia 53:1894-902. 2010
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Trends in stroke incidence and acute case fatality in a Japanese rural area : the Oyabe study
    Y Morikawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University Ishikawa ken, Japan
    Stroke 31:1583-7. 2000
    ..Stroke mortality in Japan has significantly declined during recent decades. To determine the cause of this decrease, we studied the trends in stroke incidence and case fatality within 28 days after stroke in a rural area in Japan...
  41. pmc Causes of death and renal tubular dysfunction in residents exposed to cadmium in the environment
    M Nishijo
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Occup Environ Med 63:545-50. 2006
    ..To clarify the causes of death of residents with renal tubular dysfunction induced by cadmium (Cd) in the environment...
  42. doi request reprint J-shaped relationship between waist circumference and subsequent risk for Type 2 diabetes: an 8-year follow-up of relatively lean Japanese individuals
    M Sakurai
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Diabet Med 26:753-9. 2009
    ..This study investigated the relationship between waist circumference and the subsequent incidence of Type 2 diabetes and the association with insulin resistance and pancreatic B-cell function in relatively lean Japanese individuals...
  43. ncbi request reprint Serum creatinine level in predicting the development of hypertension. Ten-year follow-up of Japanese adults in a rural community
    K Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 7:390-5. 1994
    ..25 to 0.71). The mechanism of this association might relate to muscle mass and physical exercise or, possibly, to a primary renal abnormality. It appeared that the serum creatinine level may be useful in predicting future hypertension...
  44. ncbi request reprint Strategies for prevention and management of hypertension throughout life
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:112-7. 2004
    ..Researchers in Asia are desired to establish high-quality epidemiologic evidences for Asian for the prevention and management of hypertension...
  45. ncbi request reprint Exercise blood pressure in young adults as a predictor of future blood pressure: a 12-year follow-up of medical school graduates
    M Nakashima
    Department of Health Care for Students, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
    J Hum Hypertens 18:815-21. 2004
    ..However, in young adult women, resting SBP rather than exercise SBP would be better to predict future SBP...
  46. ncbi request reprint Liver steatosis, but not fibrosis, is associated with insulin resistance in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Disease Control and Homeostacis, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, 13 1 Takara machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920 8641, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 42:312-7. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint 18F-FDG uptake by primary tumor as a predictor of intratumoral lymphatic vessel invasion and lymph node involvement in non-small cell lung cancer: analysis of a multicenter study
    Kotaro Higashi
    Department of Radiology, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    J Nucl Med 46:267-73. 2005
    ..The aim of this multicenter study was to determine whether (18)F-FDG uptake of the primary tumor is a predictor of intratumoral lymphatic vessel invasion and lymph node metastasis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer...
  48. pmc Salt reduction in a population for the prevention of hypertension
    Hideaki Nakagawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, 920 0293, Uehinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 9:123-9. 2004
    ..Further studies are needed of population-wide salt reduction methods, and the effectiveness of such methods...
  49. ncbi request reprint Sickness absence and shift work among Japanese factory workers
    Y Morikawa
    Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Hum Ergol (Tokyo) 30:393-8. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that shift workers who are engaged on a particular shift schedule are more likely to take leave due to sickness...
  50. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and urinary excretion of selenium in the Japanese adult population: the INTERMAP Study Japan
    S Yoneyama
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:1187-93. 2008
    ..This study is to examine the relationship between dietary selenium intake and 24-h urinary selenium excretion in Japanese population samples participating in the INTERMAP Study...
  51. ncbi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 variant A1330V is a determinant of blood pressure in Japanese males
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine A2, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Life Sci 78:2475-9. 2006
    ..5 mm Hg lower diastolic blood pressure and a 2.3 mm Hg lower mean blood pressure than the AA genotype. This study indicates that the 1330V allele is an independent factor for lower diastolic and mean blood pressure in Japanese males...
  52. ncbi request reprint Relation of nutrient intake to microalbuminuria in nondiabetic middle-aged men and women: International Population Study on Macronutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP)
    Martha L Daviglus
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:256-66. 2005
    ..Microalbuminuria (MA) is a risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease. However, little is known about the relation of nutritional factors to MA, especially in individuals without diabetes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of von Willebrand factor in patients with adult dermatomyositis
    Toshiyuki Komiya
    The Department of Medicine, The Tazuke Kofukai, Medical Research Institute, Kitano Hospital, Ohgimachi, Kita ku, Osaka, Japan
    Clin Rheumatol 24:352-7. 2005
    ..The plasma vWF levels in six patients with active DM significantly decreased after successful corticosteroid treatment. Plasma vWF level may be considered a useful marker of disease activity in adult DM patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between anthropometric indices of obesity and blood pressure in Japanese
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Japan
    Hypertens Res 29:75-80. 2006
    ..Waist circumference in men and BMI in women should be given more importance in the screening of and guidelines on hypertension in Asians...
  55. ncbi request reprint Lack of association of human G-protein beta 3 subunit variant with hypertension in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chuoku, Chiba, Japan
    J Hypertens 22:493-500. 2004
    ..To examine the association between hypertension and the C825T polymorphism in the G-protein beta 3 subunit gene in Japanese workers...
  56. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between human G-protein beta3 subunit variant and overweight in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Obes Res 12:4-8. 2004
    ..In conclusion, this study indicated that the GNB3 C825T polymorphism is not a significant factor for overweight in Japanese people...
  57. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of cardiomyopathies in Japan: results from nationwide surveys
    Akira Matsumori
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 66:323-36. 2002
    ..Thus, the nationwide surveys of Japanese patients have yielded important current epidemiological and clinical information on the characteristics of cardiomyopathies in Japan...
  58. ncbi request reprint The -1438A/G polymorphism in the 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 2A gene is related to hyperuricemia, increased gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in the Japanese population: a prospective cohort study over
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine A2, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Int J Mol Med 17:77-82. 2006
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Relationship of dietary linoleic acid to blood pressure. The International Study of Macro-Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Study [corrected]
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Hypertension 52:408-14. 2008
    ..42/-0.98 mm Hg (P<0.05 for both) with 2 SD higher intake (4.04% kcal). Dietary linoleic acid intake may contribute to prevention and control of adverse blood pressure levels in general populations...
  60. doi request reprint A prospective study of passive smoking and risk of diabetes in a cohort of workers: the High-Risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study
    Yasuaki Hayashino
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Konoe cho, Yoshida, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Diabetes Care 31:732-4. 2008
    ..We investigated the impact of active smoking and exposure to passive smoke on the risk of developing diabetes...
  61. ncbi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 variant Q89R is associated with hypertension in Japanese females
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
    Blood Press 15:80-7. 2006
    ..1 compared to the QQ genotype. This study indicates that the Q89R polymorphism is an independent factor for hypertension in Japanese females...
  62. doi request reprint BMI may be better than waist circumference for defining metabolic syndrome in Japanese women
    Masaru Sakurai
    Diabetes Care 31:e12. 2008
  63. ncbi request reprint Marital status and cardiovascular risk factors among middle-aged Japanese male workers: the High-risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study
    Yuko Kamon
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta, Otsu City, Japan
    J Occup Health 50:348-56. 2008
    ..Since men who have never married might be at higher risk for CVD, effort should be made to educate this population about decreasing lifestyle-related risk factors...
  64. ncbi request reprint G-protein beta3 subunit gene variant (C825T) is unlikely to have a significant influence on serum total cholesterol level in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 28:47-56. 2006
    ..The targeting of this polymorphism therefore is unlikely to be beneficial in preventing hypercholesterolemia in the general Japanese population...
  65. ncbi request reprint G-protein beta 3 subunit polymorphism C1429T and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 polymorphism A1330V are risk factors for hypercholesterolemia in Japanese males--a prospective study over 5 years
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine A2, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Metabolism 55:751-7. 2006
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of adrenomedullin 2 on regional hemodynamics in conscious rats
    Yoshihide Fujisawa
    Life Science Center, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1 Ikenobe, Kita gun, Kagawa, Japan
    Eur J Pharmacol 558:128-32. 2007
    ..Rat adrenomedullin 2 may contribute to the regulation of the cardiovascular system, by acting as a local vasodilatory hormone as well as a circulatory hormone...
  67. ncbi request reprint Possible involvement of nuclear factor-kappaB inhibition in the renal protective effect of oral adsorbent AST-120 in a rat model of chronic renal failure
    Toshiyuki Komiya
    Department of Nephrology, Osaka City University Medical School, 1 4 3 Asahimachi, Abeno ku Osaka 545 8585, Japan
    Int J Mol Med 13:133-8. 2004
    ..The anti-inflammatory effect of AST-120 mediated via inhibition of NF-kappaB is a possible mechanism by which AST-120 retards the progression of renal fibrosis in CRF...
  68. ncbi request reprint Health effects of cadmium exposure in the general environment in Japan with special reference to the lower limit of the benchmark dose as the threshold level of urinary cadmium
    Tsukasa Uno
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:307-15. 2005
    ..This study investigates renal dysfunction in areas without known environmental cadmium pollution and calculates the threshold level of urinary cadmium...
  69. ncbi request reprint [Relationship of childhood obesity to adult obesity: a 20-year longitudinal study from birth in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan]
    Hisae Tsukada
    Minami Kaga Public Health Center, Ishikawa Prefectural Government
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:1125-34. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to determine the relationship between childhood mass index (BMI) at 3 months, 12 months, 3 years and 20 years in a general population...
  70. ncbi request reprint Role for thromboxane A2 from glomerular thrombi in nephropathy with type 2 diabetic rats
    Michiaki Okumura
    Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka City General Hospital, 2 13 22 Miyakojimahondori, Miyakojima ku, 534 0021, Osaka, Japan
    Life Sci 72:2695-705. 2003
    ..When platelet aggregation began, more TXA2 than before was released from the thrombi that formed, and the TXA2 contributed to the progress of nephropathy in this rat model of type 2 diabetes...
  71. ncbi request reprint Effect of a 4-year workplace-based physical activity intervention program on the blood lipid profiles of participating employees: the high-risk and population strategy for occupational health promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study
    Mariko Naito
    Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 197:784-90. 2008
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  72. ncbi request reprint Changes in urinary excretions of cadmium, copper, and zinc in Japanese workers
    Toshiaki Miyamoto
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiha University, Japan
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:215-22. 2006
    ..This fact suggests the necessity of further nationwide investigation and comprehensive measures to reduce cadmium exposure in Japanese society...
  73. ncbi request reprint Renal effects of a new member of adrenomedullin family, adrenomedullin2, in rats
    Yoshihide Fujisawa
    Research Equipment Center, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1 Ikenobe, Miki cho, Kita gun, Kagawa 761 0793, Japan
    Eur J Pharmacol 497:75-80. 2004
    ..Thus, the renal actions induced by adrenomedullin2 were similar to those of adrenomedullin. These data suggest that adrenomedullin2 may play an important role in the regulation of renal hemodynamics and urine formation...
  74. ncbi request reprint G-protein beta3 subunit gene variant is unlikely to have a significant influence on serum uric acid level in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Tohoku J Exp Med 209:149-57. 2006
    ..The targeting of this polymorphism is unlikely to be beneficial in the prevention of hyperuricemia in the general Japanese population...
  75. ncbi request reprint Roles of adrenomedullin 2 in regulating the cardiovascular and sympathetic nervous systems in conscious rats
    Yoshihide Fujisawa
    Research Equipment Center, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1 Ikenobe, Miki cho, Kita gun, Kagawa 761 0793, Japan
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 290:H1120-7. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that the physiological roles of rAM2 and rAM are similar and that rAM2 also has a long-lasting vasodilator action on the renal vascular bed...
  76. ncbi request reprint Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of chronic renal injury: the role of nuclear factor kappaB activation in the development of renal fibrosis
    Satoshi Tamada
    Department of Urology, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan
    J Pharmacol Sci 100:17-21. 2006
    ..It is suggested that strategy aiming at NF-kappaB inhibition is important to prevent the progression of renal fibrosis...