Yasuyuki Nakamura

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Affiliation: Kyoto Women's University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Serum leptin and total dietary energy intake: the INTERLIPID Study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Eur J Nutr 52:1641-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Prognostic values of bundle branch blocks for cardiovascular mortality in Japanese (24year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80)
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Electrocardiol 46:360-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Prognostic values of clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for cardiovascular mortality in Japanese subjects: a 24-year follow-up of the National Integrated Project for Prospective Observation of Noncommunicable Disease and Its Trends in the Aged, 1980-
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Japan
    Circulation 125:1226-33. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Relation of serum leptin to blood pressure of Japanese in Japan and Japanese-Americans in Hawaii
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Hypertension 54:1416-22. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Dietary habits in middle age and future changes in activities of daily living - NIPPON DATA80
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Gerontology 55:707-13. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Egg consumption, serum cholesterol, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality: the National Integrated Project for Prospective Observation of Non-communicable Disease and Its Trends in the Aged, 1980 (NIPPON DATA80)
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:58-63. 2004
  7. pmc Visceral and subcutaneous adiposity and adiponectin in middle-aged Japanese men: the ERA JUMP study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1269-73. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Association between fish consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80, 1980-99
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Faculty of Home Economics, Kyoto Women s University, Japan
    Am J Med 118:239-45. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of dietary and other lifestyle traits to difference in serum adiponectin concentration of Japanese in Japan and Hawaii: the INTERLIPID Study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:424-30. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Combined cardiovascular risk factors and outcome: NIPPON DATA80, 1980-1994
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Japan
    Circ J 70:960-4. 2006

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Publications97

  1. doi request reprint Serum leptin and total dietary energy intake: the INTERLIPID Study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Eur J Nutr 52:1641-8. 2013
    ..We investigated relations between serum leptin and total energy intake using INTERLIPID/INTERMAP data on Japanese-Americans in Hawaii and Japanese in Japan...
  2. doi request reprint Prognostic values of bundle branch blocks for cardiovascular mortality in Japanese (24year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80)
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Electrocardiol 46:360-5. 2013
    ..However, there are some studies that showed no difference in prognosis of LBBB in comparison with normal controls...
  3. doi request reprint Prognostic values of clockwise and counterclockwise rotation for cardiovascular mortality in Japanese subjects: a 24-year follow-up of the National Integrated Project for Prospective Observation of Noncommunicable Disease and Its Trends in the Aged, 1980-
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Japan
    Circulation 125:1226-33. 2012
    ..Although clockwise rotation and counterclockwise rotation are distinct findings of the ECG, their prognostic significance is rarely studied...
  4. doi request reprint Relation of serum leptin to blood pressure of Japanese in Japan and Japanese-Americans in Hawaii
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Hypertension 54:1416-22. 2009
    ..01 to <0.05). These findings are consistent with the inference that leptin may be an independent mediator for obesity-related elevations in BP...
  5. doi request reprint Dietary habits in middle age and future changes in activities of daily living - NIPPON DATA80
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Gerontology 55:707-13. 2009
    ..Almost no studies have investigated the relationship between food intake measured at middle age and future disability...
  6. ncbi request reprint Egg consumption, serum cholesterol, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality: the National Integrated Project for Prospective Observation of Non-communicable Disease and Its Trends in the Aged, 1980 (NIPPON DATA80)
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:58-63. 2004
    ..Because egg yolk has a high cholesterol concentration, limited egg consumption is often suggested to help prevent ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
  7. pmc Visceral and subcutaneous adiposity and adiponectin in middle-aged Japanese men: the ERA JUMP study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Department of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1269-73. 2009
    ..0001) and positively associated with SAT (standardized beta estimate=1.277; P=0.03), when these were included concomitantly in the model. In conclusion, VAT and SAT had differential associations with serum adiponectin concentrations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Association between fish consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80, 1980-99
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Faculty of Home Economics, Kyoto Women s University, Japan
    Am J Med 118:239-45. 2005
    ..Although high consumption of fish may be one of the contributing factors for Japanese longevity, no epidemiological study using Japanese data has tested this hypothesis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of dietary and other lifestyle traits to difference in serum adiponectin concentration of Japanese in Japan and Hawaii: the INTERLIPID Study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:424-30. 2008
    ..In initial analyses, we found significant differences between serum adiponectin in Japanese living in Japan and Hawaii...
  10. ncbi request reprint Combined cardiovascular risk factors and outcome: NIPPON DATA80, 1980-1994
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Japan
    Circ J 70:960-4. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Egg consumption, serum total cholesterol concentrations and coronary heart disease incidence: Japan Public Health Center-based prospective study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Faculty of Home Economics, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, 605 8501, Japan
    Br J Nutr 96:921-8. 2006
    ..Subjects with hypercholesterolaemia were less frequently in frequent egg consumption groups, probably because they avoided eating eggs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption and early atherosclerosis in middle-aged men
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto 605 8501, and Department of Medicine, Nagahama Red Cross Hospital, Japan
    Metabolism 56:1060-4. 2007
    ..Fish consumption may be protective against early atherosclerosis in middle-aged men, probably through its beneficial effects on inflammation...
  13. doi request reprint Alcohol intake and 19-year mortality in diabetic men: NIPPON DATA80
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Alcohol 43:635-41. 2009
    ..Alcohol drinking in men with glucose intolerance was associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular and all-heart disease mortality as seen in the general population in Japan...
  14. ncbi request reprint Associations of obesity measures with metabolic risk factors in a community-based population in Japan
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Circ J 71:776-81. 2007
    ..The association of obesity measures (ie, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to hip ratio (WHR)) with metabolic risk factors in community-based populations has not been well studied...
  15. pmc Relation of dietary and lifestyle traits to difference in serum leptin of Japanese in Japan and Hawaii: the INTERLIPID study
    Y Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:14-22. 2012
    ..We investigated whether differences in dietary and other lifestyle factors explain higher serum leptin concentrations in Japanese living a Western lifestyle in Hawaii compared with Japanese in Japan...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the National Nutritional Survey in Japan estimated individual-based nutritional data and NIPPON DATA80 food frequency questionnaires
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S582-6. 2010
    ..We performed a comparative study of the NNSJ80 estimated individual-based nutritional data by comparing those with NIPPON DATA80 food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) data...
  17. ncbi request reprint Fatty acids intakes and serum lipid profiles: NIPPON DATA90 and the national nutrition monitoring
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S544-8. 2010
    ..We compared fatty acids intakes obtained from NNSJ and serum lipid profiles from NSCD conducted in 1990...
  18. pmc Relationship between Dietary and Other Lifestyle Habits and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Men
    Sayuri Katano
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 3:30. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Relationships between family histories of stroke and of hypertension and stroke mortality: NIPPON DATA80, 1980-1999
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 31:1525-31. 2008
    ..00-2.24) even after adjustment for systolic blood pressure. In conclusion, a family history of stroke could not predict total stroke mortality. However, a family history of hypertension might predict an increased risk for total stroke...
  20. ncbi request reprint Low-risk profile for cardiovascular disease and mortality in Japanese
    Takako Yamamoto
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta Tukinowa cho, Otsu 520 2192, Japan
    Circ J 72:545-50. 2008
    ..This study examines whether having a favorable risk factor profile yields lower all-cause mortality and whether the proportion of those with a low-risk profile is larger in the Japanese population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Increase of stroke incidence after weekend regardless of traditional risk factors: Takashima Stroke Registry, Japan; 1988-2003
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 24:328-37. 2007
    ..The study purpose was to identify patterns of variation in stroke incidence among days of the week and examine if it is modified by conventional stroke risk factors: hypertension, diabetes, drinking and smoking...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relation of adult height with stroke mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa cho, Otsu, 520 2192, Shiga, Japan
    Stroke 38:22-6. 2007
    ..In addition to improved management of high blood pressure, the increase in average height might also contribute to this reduction. The present study investigates whether height is an independent risk for stroke mortality in Japan...
  23. doi request reprint Joint impact of smoking and hypertension on cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80, a 19-year follow-up
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 30:1169-75. 2007
    ..Efforts to warn about the adverse consequence of HT and smoking during adolescence and youth could yield the greatest health benefits, since positive behaviors adopted early are more easily continued into middle adulthood and later life...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationship of the polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio to cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in Japanese: the INTERLIPID study
    Zhao Guo
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:777-84. 2010
    ..There have been few studies on the relationships of the dietary polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio (P/S) to cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome. We hypothesized that there would be favorable relationships...
  25. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic study of the association of low-Km mitochondrial acetaldehyde dehydrogenase genotypes with blood pressure level and the prevalence of hypertension in a general population
    Kenji Amamoto
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 25:857-64. 2002
    ..07; 95% CI: 0.80-1.42). The results suggest that there may be no causal relation between hypertension and the ALDH2 genotype per se, after excluding for some confounding factors, especially for alcohol drinking...
  26. ncbi request reprint Integration of data from NIPPON DATA80/90 and National Nutrition Survey in Japan: for cohort studies of representative Japanese on nutrition
    Nagako Okuda
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S506-14. 2010
    ..NIPPON DATA80/90 is cohort study of representative Japanese population, and the cohorts also participated in the National Nutrition Survey in Japan (NNSJ) at the baseline. The corresponding datasets could be combined...
  27. ncbi request reprint The association between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and cholesteryl ester transfer protein TaqIB gene polymorphism is influenced by alcohol drinking in a population-based sample
    Yasuyuki Tsujita
    Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 191:199-205. 2007
    ..The association between the CETP TaqIB polymorphism and HDL cholesterol levels was more evident in alcohol consumers than in non-drinkers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Combined analysis of polymorphisms in angiotensinogen and adducin genes and their effects on hypertension in a Japanese sample: The Shigaraki Study
    Shinji Tamaki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital, Kohka, Japan
    Hypertens Res 28:645-50. 2005
    ..However, a simple questionnaire regarding salt intake was not sufficient to confirm the relationship between salt intake and hypertension and/or salt-sensitive genes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship among physical activity, smoking, drinking and clustering of the metabolic syndrome diagnostic components
    Sayuri Katano
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:644-50. 2010
    ..To examine the relation between lifestyle and the number of metabolic syndrome (MetS) diagnostic components in a general population, and to find a means of preventing the development of MetS components...
  30. doi request reprint Higher stroke incidence in the spring season regardless of conventional risk factors: Takashima Stroke Registry, Japan, 1988-2001
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu City, Shiga, 520 2192, Japan
    Stroke 39:745-52. 2008
    ..We also examined if this variation was modified by conventional stroke risk factors hypertension, diabetes mellitus, drinking, and smoking...
  31. doi request reprint Diurnal variation in onset of hemorrhagic stroke is independent of risk factor status: Takashima Stroke Registry
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 34:25-33. 2010
    ..We examined the circadian periodicity of hemorrhagic stroke onset to identify any existing specific pattern and its relationship with conventional stroke risk factors using 14-year stroke registration data...
  32. doi request reprint Relationship of moderate metabolic risk factor clustering to cardiovascular disease mortality in non-lean Japanese: a 15-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA90
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 215:209-13. 2011
    ..We investigated the impact of moderate metabolic risk factor clustering on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality...
  33. ncbi request reprint Is weak association between cigarette smoking and cardiovascular disease mortality observed in Japan explained by low total cholesterol? NIPPON DATA80
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1060-7. 2007
    ..However, little has been published about the relationship between smoking and CVD mortality among populations with various cholesterol levels...
  34. doi request reprint Time lag to hospitalisation and the associated determinants in patients with acute myocardial infarction: the Takashima AMI Registry, Japan
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu City, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Emerg Med J 28:239-41. 2011
    ..Prompt initiation of treatment is the cornerstone in the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The time lags for AMI hospitalisations were examined to identify the factors influencing the interval...
  35. doi request reprint Trend of increase in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction in a Japanese population: Takashima AMI Registry, 1990-2001
    Nahid Rumana
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1358-64. 2008
    ..6% (95% CI: 3.5, 11.7) among men and by 8.3% (95% CI: 1.02, 15.6) among women. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to report an increasing trend of AMI in a Japanese population...
  36. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking in middle age and a long-term risk of impaired activities of daily living: NIPPON DATA80
    Naoyuki Takashima
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:944-9. 2010
    ..Few studies have reported the relationship between smoking in middle age and long-term risk of impaired activities of daily living (ADL)...
  37. doi request reprint Stroke case fatality shows seasonal variation regardless of risk factor status in a Japanese population: 15-year results from the Takashima Stroke Registry
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 32:53-60. 2009
    ..Seasonal variation in fatality caused by stroke was examined using 15 years of data from a stroke registry of a Japanese population...
  38. doi request reprint Seasonal pattern of incidence and case fatality of acute myocardial infarction in a Japanese population (from the Takashima AMI Registry, 1988 to 2003)
    Nahid Rumana
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 102:1307-11. 2008
    ..4 (95% CI 1.2 to 4.9) times higher in winter and 2.3 (95% CI 1.1 to 4.6) times higher in spring than summer. In conclusion, higher AMI incidence and case fatality rates were observed in winter and spring in a Japanese population...
  39. pmc Population attributable fraction of smoking and metabolic syndrome on cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan: a 15-year follow up of NIPPON DATA90
    Naoyuki Takashima
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    BMC Public Health 10:306. 2010
    ..In Asian countries, prevalence of obesity has increased and smoking rate in men is still high. We investigated the attribution of the combination of smoking and metabolic syndrome (or obesity) to excess CVD deaths in Japan...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of q wave for cardiovascular death in a 19-year prospective study of the Japanese general population
    Aya Higashiyama
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ostu, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 16:40-50. 2009
    ..Little is known about the prognostic value of q wave abnormality for cardiovascular disease (CVD) on a resting electrocardiogram (ECG) of the Japanese general population with an extremely low incidence of myocardial infarction...
  41. doi request reprint Relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1714-7. 2008
    ..0-22.9 and 23.0-24.9 kg/m(2). Our findings do not support the recent WHO implications that BMIs <23.0 kg/m(2) is healthy for Asians. Therefore, further studies are needed to identify an optimal BMI range for Asia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Relationship between metabolic risk factor clustering and cardiovascular mortality stratified by high blood glucose and obesity: NIPPON DATA90, 1990-2000
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu 520 2192, Japan
    Diabetes Care 30:1533-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the relationship between metabolic risk factor clustering and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality stratified by high blood glucose or obesity...
  43. ncbi request reprint gamma-Glutamyltransferase predicts cardiovascular death among Japanese women
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, SetaTsukinowa cho Otsu, 520 2192 Shiga, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 194:498-504. 2007
    ..Exploring the significance and biological mechanisms of GGT might provide useful insights into CVD prevention...
  44. doi request reprint Circaseptan variation in case-fatality rate for patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (Takashima Stroke Registry 1988-2003)
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu City, Shiga, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 17:869-73. 2010
    ..We observed a circaseptan variation in fatalities from SAH, with higher fatality rates during weekdays in our study population...
  45. ncbi request reprint The relationship between serum total cholesterol and all-cause or cause-specific mortality in a 17.3-year study of a Japanese cohort
    Tomonori Okamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 190:216-23. 2007
    ..05; 95% CI, 0.89-1.24). Although the cut-off point seemed to be higher than that for Western populations, hypercholesterolemia was shown to be positively associated with all-cause mortality in Japan...
  46. doi request reprint Wake-up stroke: incidence, risk factors and outcome of acute stroke during sleep in a Japanese population. Takashima Stroke Registry 1988-2003
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Eur Neurol 69:354-9. 2013
    ..Hypertensive, smoker and clinically more severely affected patients had a higher prevalence of stroke during sleep. There were no differences between the 2 groups with respect to acute-case fatality. ..
  47. ncbi request reprint Incidence of acute myocardial infarction in Takashima, Shiga, Japan
    Michiaki Yoshida
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Circ J 69:404-8. 2005
    ..The incidence and mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) in Japan seem to be among the lowest of all the industrialized countries, but there are few reliable registers of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  48. doi request reprint Relationship between health-related quality of life and clustering of metabolic syndrome diagnostic components
    Sayuri Katano
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Qual Life Res 21:1165-70. 2012
    ..To examine the association of the number of metabolic syndrome diagnostic components (MetS-DC) with health-related quality of life (HR-QOL)...
  49. doi request reprint A Japanese diet and 19-year mortality: national integrated project for prospective observation of non-communicable diseases and its trends in the aged, 1980
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, 35 Imakumano Kitahiyoshi cho, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto 605 8501, Japan
    Br J Nutr 101:1696-705. 2009
    ..75, 1.10) and 0.80 (95 % CI 0.66, 0.97) for cardiovascular mortality (trend P = 0.022). Adherence to a healthy reduced-salt Japanese diet was associated with an approximate 20 % lower rate of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality...
  50. doi request reprint Case fatality of stroke and day of the week: is the weekend effect an artifact? Takashima stroke registry, Japan (1988-2003)
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:606-11. 2008
    ..However, it is unclear if stroke case fatality shows this pattern if the onset day is taken into account. Day of the week variation in stroke case fatality was examined using 16-year stroke registration data...
  51. ncbi request reprint Iron intake and associated factors in general Japanese population: NIPPON DATA80, NIPPON DATA90 and national nutrition monitoring
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S557-66. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the dietary iron intake and associated other dietary factors and clinical characteristics among a representative sample cohort of Japanese population...
  52. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of potassium and associated dietary factors among representative samples of Japanese general population: NIPPON DATA 80/90
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S567-75. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the dietary potassium intake and associated other dietary factors among a representative sample cohort of Japanese population...
  53. doi request reprint The time interval window between stroke onset and hospitalization and its related factors
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 33:240-6. 2009
    ..The time interval between stroke onset to hospitalization was examined to identify the factors influencing the interval and also to determine whether treatment time window expansion will translate into more treatment...
  54. ncbi request reprint Registration and surveillance of acute myocardial infarction in Japan: monitoring an entire community by the Takashima AMI Registry: system and design
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu 520 2192, Japan
    Circ J 71:1617-21. 2007
    ..Therefore, monitoring the disease course of AMI is of immense importance...
  55. doi request reprint Association between polymorphism of the AGTR1 and cardiovascular events in a Japanese general sample (The Shigaraki Study)
    Shinji Tamaki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital, Rokushin, Kohka City, Shiga, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 136:354-5. 2009
    ..13; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.10-1.16; p<0.0001) and sex (HR=2.18; 95%CI: 1.23-3.85; p=0.007). However, the A1166C polymorphism of AGTR1 was not a predictive factor for cardiovascular events (HR=1.11; 95%CI: 0.61-2.02; p=0.731)...
  56. doi request reprint Interaction between dietary marine-derived n-3 fatty acids intake and J-point elevation on the risk of cardiac death: a 24-year follow-up of Japanese men
    Takashi Hisamatsu
    Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    Heart 99:1024-9. 2013
    ..The article evaluates whether MDn3FAs intake attenuates the increased risk of cardiac death associated with J-point elevation (JPE), characterised by an elevation of QRS-ST junction (J-point) ≥0.1 mV on electrocardiography...
  57. doi request reprint Short-term exposure to air pollution and incidence of stroke and acute myocardial infarction in a Japanese population
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 38:84-92. 2012
    ..Therefore, we investigated the effects of air pollution on the incidence of stroke and AMI in a setting where pollutant levels are rather low...
  58. ncbi request reprint Relationship between metabolic syndrome and Trp64arg polymorphism of the beta-adrenergic receptor gene in a general sample: the Shigaraki study
    Shinji Tamaki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital, Kohka, Japan
    Hypertens Res 29:891-6. 2006
    ..In conclusion, in a general sample, the frequency of MS was 16.0% in men, and 0.9% in women. There was no relationship between ADRB3 polymorphism and MS...
  59. doi request reprint Prognostic value of ST-T abnormalities and left high R waves with cardiovascular mortality in Japanese (24-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80)
    Nahid Rumana
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 107:1718-24. 2011
    ..In conclusion, ST-T abnormalities with or without left high R waves on electrocardiogram recorded at rest constitute an independent predictor of CVD mortality in Japanese men and women...
  60. doi request reprint Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity predicts all-cause mortality in the general population: findings from the Takashima study, Japan
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Hypertens Res 33:922-5. 2010
    ..8 (95% confidence interval: 1.4-32.8) as compared with the lowest tertile. The present study demonstrated that increased baPWV is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in the Japanese population...
  61. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of the angiotensin converting enzyme gene and blood pressure in a Japanese general population (the Shigaraki Study)
    Shinji Tamaki
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 25:843-8. 2002
    ....
  62. pmc Higher levels of adiponectin in American than in Japanese men despite obesity
    Takashi Kadowaki
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Metabolism 55:1561-3. 2006
    ..3 +/- 5.8 vs 7.3 +/- 4.2 (microg/mL) despite higher levels of obesity. Smaller areas of visceral adipose tissue in American than in Japanese men may have resulted in the higher levels of adiponectin...
  63. doi request reprint Incidence, admission and case-fatality of acute myocardial infarction: weekend versus weekday in a Japanese population: 16-year results from Takashima AMI Registry (1988-2003)
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:93-100. 2009
    ..07 (95% CI: 0.5-2.1). There were no obvious differences in occurrence, hospital admission and acute outcome for AMI patients in the weekday or weekend...
  64. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and coronary artery calcium in middle-aged Japanese men
    Tomonori Okamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, and Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 98:141-4. 2006
    ..There was an increase of CAC in heavy drinkers (>or=46 g/day), and participants who were drinking>or=69 g/day showed a significant increase in CAC compared with never drinkers after adjusting for other cardiovascular risk factors...
  65. ncbi request reprint Visual assessment of coronary artery stenosis with electrocardiographically-gated multislice computed tomography
    Shinro Matsuo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 20:61-6. 2004
    ..Significantly improved image quality, with high resolution and new software for three-dimensional post-processing, has made noninvasive examination of the cavities within human body possible...
  66. ncbi request reprint An early predictor of left ventricular remodeling after reperfused anterior acute myocardial infarction: ratio of peak E wave velocity/flow propagation velocity and mitral E wave deceleration time
    Yoshiki Ueno
    The First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tsukinowa, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    Echocardiography 19:555-63. 2002
    ..77; P < 0.0001 and r = - 0.46; P < 0.001, respectively). The early measurement of E/FPV provides a simple and accurate means for predicting left ventricular dilation after acute myocardial infarction...
  67. doi request reprint High oolong tea consumption predicts future risk of diabetes among Japanese male workers: a prospective cohort study
    Y Hayashino
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Diabet Med 28:805-10. 2011
    ..Acute administration of oolong tea decreases blood glucose levels. We investigated the association between long-term oolong tea intake and subsequent risk of developing diabetes among men of working age...
  68. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive assessment of significant right coronary artery stenosis based on coronary flow velocity reserve in the right coronary artery by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography
    Yoshiki Ueno
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga Okamura Memorial Hospital, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Echocardiography 20:495-501. 2003
    ..However, the measurement of CFVR in the right coronary artery by TTDE has not yet been validated in a clinical study...
  69. pmc Relationship between sleep duration and clustering of metabolic syndrome diagnostic components
    Sayuri Katano
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 4:119-25. 2011
    ..To examine the relation between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 and the effect of alcohol consumption on cholesterol levels
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu City, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 164:171-7. 2002
    ..6+/-0.9 vs. 51.2+/-0.9 mg/dl, mean+/-S.E., P<0.0001). Also, drinking more than 0.5 drinks daily was not associated with beneficial effects on HDL levels in women with defective ALDH2 genotypes...
  71. ncbi request reprint [alpha-Adducin gene]
    Shinji Tamaki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 64:348-52. 2006
  72. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiological statistics of ischemic heart disease in Japan]
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science
    Nihon Rinsho 61:719-25. 2003
  73. ncbi request reprint The factors contributing to whether or not hypertensive patients bring their home blood pressure record to the outpatient clinic
    Shinji Tamaki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital
    Intern Med 47:1561-5. 2008
    ..We investigated the factors contributing to whether or not hypertensive patients brought their home blood pressure records to the outpatient clinic...
  74. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin converting enzyme genotype influences the response to the angiotensin II receptor antagonist losartan in patients with hypertension
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa cho, Otsu 520 2192, Japan
    Hypertens Res 27:137-40. 2004
    ..030), ACE genotype (p = 0.029) and baseline DBP (p = 0.0001). The ACE genotype may be a determinant of the response to losartan in hypertensive patients...
  75. ncbi request reprint [Trends in risk factors for ischemic heart disease among Japanese]
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science
    Nihon Rinsho 61:726-31. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint The association between morning hypertension and metabolic syndrome in hypertensive patients
    Shinji Tamaki
    Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital, Japan
    Hypertens Res 29:783-8. 2006
    ..6% of our patients still showed MHT, and there was a significantly higher prevalence of MS among those with MHT. Our results suggest the need for a more vigorous intervention for controlling BP...
  77. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic global function: peak positive and negative myocardial velocity gradients in M-mode Doppler tissue imaging
    Yoshiki Ueno
    The First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tsukinowa, Seta, Otsu, Shiga, 520 2192, Japan
    Echocardiography 19:15-25. 2002
    ..To evaluate a new indicator of left ventricular global function: Myocardial velocity gradient (MVG) M-mode Doppler tissue imaging (DTI)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive estimation of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure by color M-mode Doppler echocardiography in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Yoshiki Ueno
    The First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tsukinowa, Otsu, Japan
    Echocardiography 19:95-102. 2002
    ..4 +/- 3.6 mmHg. In patients with acute myocardial infarction, E/FPV by color M-mode Doppler during early left ventricular filling provides a better estimate of PCWP than transmitral or pulmonary venous flow...
  79. 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive identification of myocardial sympathetic and metabolic abnormalities in a patient with restrictive cardiomyopathy--in comparison with perfusion imaging
    Shinro Matsuo
    Division of Cardiology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Ann Nucl Med 16:569-72. 2002
    ..I-123 BMIPP and I-123 MIBG showed reduced uptake in the inferior segment of the myocardium, indicating impairment of fatty acid metabolism and sympathetic abnormalities...
  81. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive assessment of coronary flow velocity and coronary flow velocity reserve in the right coronary artery by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography: comparison with intracoronary Doppler guidewire
    Yoshiki Ueno
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:1074-9. 2002
    ..97, y = 0.94x + 3.39; CFVR: r = 0.97, y = 0.87x + 0.56). CFV and CFVR in the posterior descending right coronary artery obtained noninvasively by TTDE accurately reflect these values obtained by the invasive Doppler guidewire method...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Alpha-adducin gene and hypertension]
    Shinji Tamaki
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Kohka Public Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 62:108-11. 2004
  83. pmc Difference in carotid intima-media thickness between Korean and Japanese men
    Jina Choo
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:310-5. 2008
    ..We aimed to evaluate levels of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and coronary risk factors in Korean and Japanese men in the post-World War II birth cohort...
  84. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption, alcohol-induced flushing and incidence of acute myocardial infarction among middle-aged men in Japan--Japan Public Health Center-based prospective study
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Atherosclerosis 194:512-6. 2007
  85. pmc The determinants of plasma plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels differ for American and Japanese men aged 40-49
    Tomoko Takamiya
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 72:176-82. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to compare PAI-1 levels between Americans and the Japanese in the post-war generation and to elucidate the determinants of the PAI-1 levels...
  86. pmc Marine-derived n-3 fatty acids and atherosclerosis in Japanese, Japanese-American, and white men: a cross-sectional study
    Akira Sekikawa
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:417-24. 2008
    ..We sought to examine whether marine-derived n-3 fatty acids are associated with less atherosclerosis in Japanese versus white populations in the U.S...
  87. pmc Intima-media thickness of the carotid artery and the distribution of lipoprotein subclasses in men aged 40 to 49 years between whites in the United States and the Japanese in Japan for the ERA JUMP study
    Akira Sekikawa
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Pubic Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Metabolism 57:177-82. 2008
    ..671 +/- 0.006 mm for the whites and 0.618 +/- 0.006 mm for the Japanese, P = .01, mean +/- SE). Differences in the distributions of NMR lipoproteins between the 2 populations did not explain the higher IMT in the whites...
  88. 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...
  89. pmc Coronary artery calcification in Japanese men in Japan and Hawaii
    Robert D Abbott
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0717, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1280-7. 2007
    ..0 (95% confidence interval: 2.2, 7.4). Further studies are needed to identify factors that protect against atherosclerosis in Japanese men in Japan...
  90. doi request reprint Surveillance and measuring trends of stroke in Japan: the Takashima Stroke Registry (1988 - present)
    Yoshikuni Kita
    Int J Stroke 2:129-32. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint [The metabolic syndrome and the national health promotion plans]
    Yasuyuki Nakamura
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University
    Nihon Rinsho 64:44-8. 2006
  92. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease]
    Masahiko Kinoshita
    Yabase Central Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 61:920-4. 2003
  93. pmc Much lower prevalence of coronary calcium detected by electron-beam computed tomography among men aged 40-49 in Japan than in the US, despite a less favorable profile of major risk factors
    Akira Sekikawa
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:173-9. 2005
    ..We compared the degree of coronary calcium and other factors in men in the post WWII birth cohort: men aged 40-49 in the US and Japan...
  94. ncbi request reprint [Electron-beam computed tomography for identification of high-risk persons in primary prevention of coronary heart disease in the United States and its implication for Japan]
    Akira Sekikawa
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:183-93. 2003
    ..It is, therefore, important to evaluate subclinical atherosclerosis measured by EBCT in men in recent birth cohorts in Japan and compare it to that in men in the US in order to predict future trend in CHD in Japan...
  95. 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
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy can detect creatine depletion associated with the progression of heart failure in cardiomyopathy
    Ichiro Nakae
    Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Seta, Otsu, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1587-93. 2003
    ..This study noninvasively examined total creatine (CR) of the myocardium in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Predicting 5-FU sensitivity using human colorectal cancer specimens: comparison of tumor dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase and orotate phosphoribosyl transferase activities with in vitro chemosensitivity to 5-FU
    Kimio Isshi
    Department of Surgery Aoto Hospital, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 6 41 2 Aoto, Katushika ku, Tokyo 125 8506, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 7:335-42. 2002
    ..We measured OPRT and DPD activities and, to determine whether their levels might serve as indicators of 5-FU sensitivity, simultaneously assayed in vitro chemosensitivity to 5-FU...