- Physical activity decreases cardiovascular disease risk in women: review and meta-analysis
Sports Medicine Research Center, Keio University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Am J Prev Med 26:407-18. 2004
- Unusual left ventricular dilatation without functional or biochemical impairment in normotensive extremely overweight Japanese professional sumo wrestlers
Sports Medicine Research Center, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Am J Cardiol 91:699-703. 2003
..This increase in LV end-diastolic dimension may thus represent an extreme example of the physiologic adaptation of the athlete's heart...
- Effects of pioglitazone on metabolic parameters, body fat distribution, and serum adiponectin levels in Japanese male patients with type 2 diabetes
Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Metabolism 51:314-7. 2002
..It is also suggested that pioglitazone may have an antiatherosclerotic effect by increasing serum adiponectin level...
- Relative intensity of physical activity and risk of coronary heart disease
I Min Lee
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Circulation 107:1110-6. 2003
..It is unknown whether moderate-intensity exercise, relative to an individual's capacity, is associated with reduced coronary heart disease (CHD) rates...
- Lack of association between tea and cardiovascular disease in college alumni
Howard D Sesso
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
Int J Epidemiol 32:527-33. 2003
..CONCLUSIONS: Tea intake, likely consumed as black tea, was not strongly associated with a reduced risk of CVD in this population of US college alumni...
- The "weekend warrior" and risk of mortality
I Min Lee
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Am J Epidemiol 160:636-41. 2004
..However, among those with no major risk factors, even 1-2 episodes/week generating 1,000 kcal/week or more can postpone mortality...
- Weight change and risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Obes Res 13:945-51. 2005
..0001). DISCUSSION: A low initial BMI does not ameliorate the increase in risk of type 2 diabetes with weight gain. Avoidance of weight gain, even among lean individuals, is important to reduce the risk of this disease...
- Gender differences in effects of physical activity on quality of life and resource utilization
Division of General Internal Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
Qual Life Res 15:537-46. 2006
..Physical activity is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the general population, but the effects may be different between sexes. In addition, the effects on resource utilization are not well elucidated...