Kotaro Ozasa

Summary

Affiliation: Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits and risk of lung cancer death in a large-scale cohort study (JACC Study) in Japan by sex and smoking habit
    K Ozasa
    Department of Social Medicine and Cultural Sciences, Research Institute for Neurological Diseases and Geriatrics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    Jpn J Cancer Res 92:1259-69. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Japanese cedar pollinosis among schoolchildren in Japan
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Social Medicine and Cultural Sciences, Research Institute for Neurological Diseases and Geriatrics, Kyoto, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 128:165-7. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Serum phytoestrogens and prostate cancer risk in a nested case-control study among Japanese men
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    Cancer Sci 95:65-71. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of serum phytoestrogen concentration and dietary habits in a sample set of the JACC Study
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S196-202. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Glucose intolerance and colorectal cancer risk in a nested case-control study among Japanese People
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S180-4. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of serum carotenoid concentration and dietary habits among the JACC Study subjects
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S220-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer risk in relation to insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-binding protein-3: A nested case-control study in large scale cohort study in Japan
    Kazuya Mikami
    Department of Urology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:57-61. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Predictive markers of blood cytokine and chemokine in recurrent brain infarction
    Nagato Kuriyama
    Department of Neurology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 29:729-34. 2009
  9. pmc Personal factors associated with smoking among marginalized and disadvantaged youth in Japan. A strong relationship between smoking and convenience store use
    Isao Watanabe
    Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii cho, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, 602 0841, Japan
    Int J Behav Med 20:504-13. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoids and other antioxidative substances associated with urothelial cancer risk in a nested case-control study in Japanese men
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicin, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan
    J Urol 173:1502-6. 2005

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Publications68

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits and risk of lung cancer death in a large-scale cohort study (JACC Study) in Japan by sex and smoking habit
    K Ozasa
    Department of Social Medicine and Cultural Sciences, Research Institute for Neurological Diseases and Geriatrics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    Jpn J Cancer Res 92:1259-69. 2001
    ..The results among female nonsmokers were partially consistent with the hypothesis that high fat consumption increases the risk of lung cancer, especially that of adenocarcinoma...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Japanese cedar pollinosis among schoolchildren in Japan
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Social Medicine and Cultural Sciences, Research Institute for Neurological Diseases and Geriatrics, Kyoto, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 128:165-7. 2002
    ..We investigated the relationship between the amount of pollen in the air and the prevalence of the disease and sensitization to Japanese cedar pollen in this ecological study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Serum phytoestrogens and prostate cancer risk in a nested case-control study among Japanese men
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    Cancer Sci 95:65-71. 2004
    ..39, 95% CI; 0.13, 0.89, trend P = 0.02 for the first dataset). Their effects seemed to be independent of serum sex hormones. In conclusion, serum genistein, daidzein, and equol seemed to dose-dependently reduce prostate cancer risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of serum phytoestrogen concentration and dietary habits in a sample set of the JACC Study
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S196-202. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Glucose intolerance and colorectal cancer risk in a nested case-control study among Japanese People
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S180-4. 2005
    ..Glucose intolerance may increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of serum carotenoid concentration and dietary habits among the JACC Study subjects
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S220-7. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer risk in relation to insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-binding protein-3: A nested case-control study in large scale cohort study in Japan
    Kazuya Mikami
    Department of Urology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:57-61. 2009
    ..47) for IGF-II (trend-P = 0.23), and 0.67 (95% CI, 0.26-1.76) for the IGF-I/IGBP-3 ratio (trend-P = 0.83). Serum levels of IGF-I, IGF-II, IGFBP-3, or IGF-I/IGFBP-3 ratio were thus not thought to be associated with risk of prostate cancer...
  8. doi request reprint Predictive markers of blood cytokine and chemokine in recurrent brain infarction
    Nagato Kuriyama
    Department of Neurology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 29:729-34. 2009
    ..05). In conclusion, the MCP-1 level as well as hsCRP in the blood can be a potential predictive marker of recurrent thrombotic brain infarction, and may reflect inflammation that promotes intracranial large-artery atherosclerosis...
  9. pmc Personal factors associated with smoking among marginalized and disadvantaged youth in Japan. A strong relationship between smoking and convenience store use
    Isao Watanabe
    Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii cho, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, 602 0841, Japan
    Int J Behav Med 20:504-13. 2013
    ..However, the survey only considered students who attended regular high schools (RHSs), and Japan offers part-time high schools (PHSs) that are often attended by academically and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth...
  10. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoids and other antioxidative substances associated with urothelial cancer risk in a nested case-control study in Japanese men
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicin, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan
    J Urol 173:1502-6. 2005
    ..We assayed whether high serum carotenoids and antioxidative substances decrease the risk of urothelial cancer in a case-control study nested in a community based cohort in Japan, that is the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study...
  11. doi request reprint A 13-year study of Japanese cedar pollinosis in Japanese schoolchildren
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Allergol Int 57:175-80. 2008
    ..The present study investigated factors affecting JCP sensitization and JCPS development in school children...
  12. ncbi request reprint Smoking and mortality in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study for Evaluation of Cancer (JACC)
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, 602 8566, Japan
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 8:89-96. 2007
    ..Also links were apparent with gastric and gallbladder cancers and the breast in female ex-smokers. With passive smoking, the data were equivocal...
  13. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and mortality in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study for Evaluation of Cancer (JACC)
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, 602 8566, Japan
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 8:81-8. 2007
    ..Heavy consumption appears to be also a risk factor for rectal and gallbladder cancer. Furthermore, cerebrovascular disease was increased with dose-dependence...
  14. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study of familial clustering in hyperhomocysteinemia
    Satoko Mitani
    Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Gerontology 56:15-9. 2010
    ..Hyperhomocysteinemia is correlated with diseases and lifestyle habits. However, there is no epidemiological evidence concerning the distribution and prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in a local community...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reduced life expectancy due to smoking in large-scale cohort studies in Japan
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii cho, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    J Epidemiol 18:111-8. 2008
    ..To show the reduction in life expectancy due to smoking and the recovery of normal life expectancy by smoking cessation is useful for tobacco control health policy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Mortality in the JACC study till 1999
    Yoshiyuki Watanabe
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S74-9. 2005
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Evaluation of factors associated with elevated levels of platelet-derived microparticles in the acute phase of cerebral infarction
    Nagato Kuriyama
    Department of Neurology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 16:26-32. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the parameters associated with elevated PDMP levels and examine their relationship with atherosclerotic lesions of main intracranial and extracranial arteries...
  18. ncbi request reprint Retrospective assessment of influenza vaccine effectiveness among the non-institutionalized elderly population in Japan
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, 465 Kajii cho, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    Vaccine 24:2537-43. 2006
    ..40-1.47), and the OR for a diagnosis of influenza in clinics was 0.81 (95% CI, 0.41-1.57). These findings suggested that the vaccine was 20% effective, although this effectiveness was not statistically significant...
  19. doi request reprint Atopic dermatitis, dry skin and serum IgE in children in a community in japan
    Takeshi Wakamori
    Department of Dermatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyoto 602 8566, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 149:103-10. 2009
    ..Long-term, prospective studies investigating the prevalence, serum IgE and the natural history of atopic dermatitis (AD) in a community are lacking...
  20. ncbi request reprint Medical history of circulatory diseases and colorectal cancer death in the JACC Study
    Yoshiyuki Watanabe
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S168-72. 2005
    ..Host factors expressed by individual past medical history of hypertension, stroke, and myocardial infarction may have a relationship with colorectal cancer...
  21. ncbi request reprint Disability-adjusted life years (DALY) for cancer in Japan in 2000
    Truong Minh Pham
    Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan, 5 2 Hijiyama Park, Minami Ku, Hiroshima 732 0815, Japan
    J Epidemiol 21:309-12. 2011
    ..We used disability-adjusted life years (DALY) to estimate the cancer burden in Japan for the year 2000...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relationship between abdominal visceral fat and lacunar infarcts in Japanese men
    Junko Nagura
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Circ J 68:982-7. 2004
    ..The relationship between abdominal visceral fat accumulation and lacunar infarcts has not been previously investigated in Japanese men...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Relationship between life satisfaction and lifestyle in residents of Kyoto]
    Motoko Nakatani
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:338-48. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess relationships between life satisfaction and lifestyle in residents of the city of Kyoto, Japan, by addressing their subjective evaluation of their own health status...
  24. pmc Factors associated with influenza vaccination status of residents of a rural community in Japan
    Daisuke Matsui
    Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    BMC Public Health 11:149. 2011
    ..The present study used the Health Belief Model (HBM) to identify perceptions of influenza vaccination in a rural Japanese community...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Issues associated with evaluating the effectiveness of influenza vaccination by observational studies]
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 56:18-24. 2009
    ..Hence it is necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of vaccination among such elderly individuals and promote vaccination in those people...
  26. doi request reprint Predictive factors for progressive motor deficits in penetrating artery infarctions in two different arterial territories
    Yasumasa Yamamoto
    Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 288:170-4. 2010
    ..Reliable predictors and stroke mechanism for PMD in PAD have been yet to be elucidated. Moreover, difference of predictors between topographically classified PAD has not ever been systematically studied...
  27. ncbi request reprint Various S-GOT/S-GPT ratios in nonviral liver disorders and related physical conditions and life-style
    Masako Mukai
    Department of Social Medicine and Cultural Sciences, Research Institute for Neurological Diseases and Geriatrics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 47:549-55. 2002
    ....
  28. pmc Smoking cigarettes of low nicotine yield does not reduce nicotine intake as expected: a study of nicotine dependency in Japanese males
    Atsuko Nakazawa
    Division of Health Check up, Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital 15 Honmachi, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, 605 0981, Japan
    BMC Public Health 4:28. 2004
    ..We evaluate the association between actual nicotine intake and brand nicotine yield, and the influence of nicotine dependence on this association...
  29. doi request reprint Inverse associations between serum concentrations of zeaxanthin and other carotenoids and colorectal neoplasm in Japanese
    Yusuke Okuyama
    Department of Gastroenterology, Japanese Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital, 605 0981 Honmach 15 749, Higashiyama ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 19:87-97. 2014
    ..To investigate the associations between serum concentrations of carotenoids and the presence of colorectal polyps and cancers in Japanese using a cross-sectional study...
  30. doi request reprint The effect of misclassification on evaluating the effectiveness of influenza vaccines
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate of Medical Science, Japan
    Vaccine 26:6462-5. 2008
    ..Consequently, misclassification of diagnosis, especially differential misclassification, affects evaluation of influenza vaccine effectiveness...
  31. ncbi request reprint Genotypes and haplotypes of CCR2 and CCR3 genes in Japanese cedar pollinosis
    Hiroyuki Nakamura
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi University School of Medicine, Kochi, Nankoku, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:329-34. 2007
    ..The frequency of haplotype 64Ile/780C/51C in pollinosis was significantly higher than in controls. Our results suggest that CCR2 and CCR3 genes are candidate genes for Japanese cedar pollinosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber and risk of colorectal cancer in the Japan collaborative cohort study
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, 1 1 Kanokoden, Chikusa ku, Nagoya 464 8681, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:668-75. 2007
    ..The role of dietary fiber in the prevention of colorectal cancer seems to remain inconsistent, and further investigations in various populations are warranted. (..
  33. ncbi request reprint Serum heat shock protein 70 levels and lung cancer risk: a case-control study nested in a large cohort study
    Koji Suzuki
    Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Helath Sciences, 1 98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake cho, Toyoake, Aichi 470 1192, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1733-7. 2006
    ..029). High levels of serum Hsp70 might thus be associated with increased risk of lung cancer among Japanese males, although further studies are needed to clarify associations between chronic inflammation and lung cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer mortality and body mass index in a Japanese cohort: findings from the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC Study)
    Takaaki Kondo
    Department of Medical Technology, Nagoya University School of Health Sciences, 1 20 Daikominami 1 chome, Nagoya, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 18:229-34. 2007
    ..To determine the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and BMI changes during adulthood to lung cancer mortality in a large-sized Japanese cohort...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prospective cohort study of the risk of prostate cancer among rotating-shift workers: findings from the Japan collaborative cohort study
    Tatsuhiko Kubo
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 164:549-55. 2006
    ..2, 7.7), whereas fixed-night work was associated with a small and nonsignificant increase in risk. This report is the first known to reveal a significant relation between rotating-shift work and prostate cancer...
  36. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and lung cancer mortality in Japanese men: results from Japan collaborative cohort (JACC) study
    Yoshikazu Nishino
    Division of Epidemiology, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan
    J Epidemiol 16:49-56. 2006
    ..The relationship between alcohol consumption and increased risk of lung cancer is controversial. This study was set up to investigate the association between alcohol consumption and death from lung cancer in a large Japanese cohort...
  37. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoids and mortality from lung cancer: a case-control study nested in the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) study
    Yoshinori Ito
    Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, 1 98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake cho, Toyoake, Aichi 470 1192
    Cancer Sci 94:57-63. 2003
    ..the lowest quartile was 0.39 (95% CI, 0.19-0.79). Higher serum levels of carotenoids such as alpha- and beta-carotenes may play a role in preventing death from lung cancer among Japanese...
  38. ncbi request reprint Soluble Fas level and cancer mortality: findings from a nested case-control study within a large-scale prospective study
    Akiko Tamakoshi
    Department of Public Health, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan
    Int J Cancer 123:1913-6. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that serum sFas has a possibility to detect people at high risk for cancer prior to diagnosis, since it increased before cancer diagnosis in those apparently healthy people...
  39. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for multiple myeloma: evidence from the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) study
    M M H Khan
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo 060 8556 Japan
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 7:575-81. 2006
    ..Some of the above-mentioned significant associations became insignificant for age adjusted sex specific analyses. However, these findings should be validated by further epidemiologic studies in Japan before generalization...
  40. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of reproductive and menstrual factors and colon cancer risk in Japanese women: findings from the JACC study
    Koji Tamakoshi
    Department of Public Health Health Information Dynamics, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Showa Ku, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Cancer Sci 95:602-7. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Survey for incidence of cancer as a measure of outcome in the JACC study
    Mitsuru Mori
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S80-5. 2005
    ..As endpoint of cohort studies on cancer, the incidence, rather than the mortality is preferable. Of 45 areas in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC Study), surveys for incidence of cancer were conducted in 24...
  42. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of a self-administered food frequency questionnaire used in the JACC study
    Chigusa Date
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Human Environmental Sciences, Mukogawa Women s University, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S9-23. 2005
    ..Although more than 110 thousand subjects enrolled in JACC Study and responded to the FFQ, no validation study has been conducted to date...
  43. ncbi request reprint High contribution contrast between the genes of eosinophil peroxidase and IL-4 receptor alpha-chain in Japanese cedar pollinosis
    Hiroyuki Nakamura
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku, Japan
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:1127-31. 2003
    ..Japanese cedar pollinosis is the most common form of hayfever in Japan in spring and has remarkably increased since 1960...
  44. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoids, retinol, and tocopherols, and colorectal cancer risk in a Japanese cohort: effect modification by sex for carotenoids
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Institute, Nagoya 464 8681, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 51:13-24. 2005
    ..010) and 0.29 (0.07-1.17; trend P = 0.098), respectively. The effects of some carotenoids on colorectal cancer risk may be modified by sex or by factors associated with sex, including smoking and drinking habits...
  45. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective study
    Masayo Kojima
    Department of Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 161:462-71. 2005
    ..No adverse effects of high serum levels of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids on colorectal cancer risk were detected...
  46. ncbi request reprint Association of lung function with atherosclerotic risk factors among Japanese Americans: Seattle Nikkei Health Study
    Kenichiro Taneda
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Washington, USA
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 31:S31-4. 2004
    ..However, our findings imply that light and moderate drinking may be a protective factor of lung function and that hypertension and smoking may impair lung function...
  47. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits and risk of urothelial cancer death in a large-scale cohort study (JACC Study) in Japan
    Fumio Sakauchi
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Japan
    Nutr Cancer 50:33-9. 2004
    ..It was suggested that urothelial cancer death could be potentially preventable by smoking cessation and regular intake of milk and fruit...
  48. ncbi request reprint Serum oxidized low-density lipoprotein levels and risk of colorectal cancer: a case-control study nested in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study
    Koji Suzuki
    Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, 1 98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake cho, Toyoake, Aichi 470 1192, Japan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1781-7. 2004
    ..045). Analyses restricted to colon cancer cases and corresponding controls yielded similar relationships between serum oxLDL and oLAB levels and risk. In conclusion, higher levels of serum oxLDL may increase risk of colorectal cancer...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of vascular dementia]
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science
    Nihon Rinsho 62:13-7. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint Attributable and absolute risk of lung cancer death by smoking status: findings from the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study
    Masahiko Ando
    Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Int J Cancer 105:249-54. 2003
    ..For all current smokers, immediate cessation is encouraged because it offers the only realistic way to avoid a substantial increase in lung cancer mortality brought about by further continuation of smoking...
  51. ncbi request reprint [The incidence rate of active pulmonary tuberculosis among adult population with fibrotic lesions]
    Akira Shimouchi
    Department of Infectious Disease Control, Bureau of Health and Welfare, Osaka City Government, 1 3 20, Nakanoshima, Kita ku, Osaka Shi, Osaka 530 8201, Japan
    Kekkaku 78:5-13. 2003
    ..001). From the data obtained and bibliographical review, benefits of INH prophylaxis were discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Serum insulin-like growth factors, insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3, and risk of lung cancer death: a case-control study nested in the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study
    Kenji Wakai
    Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Showa Ku, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Jpn J Cancer Res 93:1279-86. 2002
    ..A higher level of circulating IGFBP-3 and / or IGF-II may decrease lung cancer risk. Elevated serum IGF-I may increase the risk, but this could partly be attributable to latent tumors...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for kidney cancer in a Japanese population: findings from the JACC Study
    Masakazu Washio
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S203-11. 2005
    ..Although the incidence of kidney cancer in Japan is lower than the rates in the other industrialized countries, there is no doubt that it is increasing...
  54. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits and risk of urothelial cancer incidence in the JACC Study
    Fumio Sakauchi
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine
    J Epidemiol 15:S190-5. 2005
    ..In the present study, the associations of dietary habits with the risk of urothelial cancer incidence were evaluated taking into consideration sex, age, and smoking habits...
  55. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer and serum C-reactive protein levels: a case-control study nested in the JACC Study
    Yoshinori Ito
    Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, Toyoake City, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S185-9. 2005
    ..We investigated whether serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation, are associated with colorectal cancer, using serum samples collected in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC Study)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer risk: findings from the JACC Study
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S173-9. 2005
    ..Because alcohol drinking is a potential risk factor for colorectal cancer, the trend in alcohol consumption in Japan may partly explain the increase in incidence and mortality rates of this malignancy until 1990-1995...
  57. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer mortality and serum levels of carotenoids, retinol, tocopherols, and folic acid in men and women: a case-control study nested in the JACC Study
    Yoshinori Ito
    Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S140-9. 2005
    ..To examine the association by sex, we extended the follow-up and analyzed additional serum samples...
  58. ncbi request reprint Updated information on risk factors for lung cancer: findings from the JACC Study
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:S134-9. 2005
    ..Updated information on risk factors for lung cancer, therefore, is of great importance. The Japan Collaborative Cohort Study, a large prospective study started in 1988, has provided such information...
  59. ncbi request reprint Leptin is associated with an increased female colorectal cancer risk: a nested case-control study in Japan
    Koji Tamakoshi
    Department of Public Health Health Information Dynamics, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Oncology 68:454-61. 2005
    ..To elucidate whether leptin is involved in the etiology of female colorectal cancer...
  60. ncbi request reprint The relationship between smoking habits and serum levels of 8-OHdG, oxidized LDL antibodies, Mn-SOD and carotenoids in rural Japanese residents
    Koji Suzuki
    Department of Public Health, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
    J Epidemiol 13:29-37. 2003
    ..Serum levels of 8-OHdG, oLAB, and carotenoids may be useful biomarkers of oxidative conditions affected by smoking...
  61. ncbi request reprint Smoking prevalence in Japanese medical students, 1992-2004
    Kotaro Ozasa
    Med Educ 39:971-2. 2005
  62. ncbi request reprint Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the eosinophil peroxidase gene with Japanese cedar pollinosis
    Hiroyuki Nakamura
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi University School of Medicine, Kohasu, Okoh cho, Nankoku 783 8505, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 135:40-3. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint [Cognitive behavior therapy for impaired glucose tolerance]
    Masako Shigeta
    Division of Medical Check up and Health Promotion, Kyoto First Red Cross Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 63:521-4. 2005
  64. ncbi request reprint Angiotensinogen gene polymorphism as a risk factor for ischemic stroke
    Taizen Nakase
    Department of Neurology, Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels, 6 10 Senshu Kubota machi, Akita, Japan 010 0874
    J Clin Neurosci 14:943-7. 2007
    ..031 and 0.026, respectively). Synergistic effects of the AGT gene polymorphism and clinical risks were not observed. In conclusion, AGT M allele may present a risk of lacunar infarctions in Japanese men, independent of hypertension...
  65. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and kidney cancer risk: the results of Japan Collaborative Cohort Study for Evaluation of Cancer Risk (JACC Study)
    Masakazu Washio
    Department of Public Health, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Int J Urol 14:393-7. 2007
    ..Diabetes mellitus (DM) is reported as being a risk factor associated with kidney cancer in Western countries. The incidence of both kidney cancer and DM is lower in Japan than the other developed countries, albeit on the rise...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Health behavioral factors related to the attitude toward quit-smoking among factory workers]
    Taeko Masumoto
    School of Nursing, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:375-86. 2005
    ..Using the Health Belief Model, we here investigated social and psychological factors related to willingness to cease smoking among factory-workers in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture...
  67. ncbi request reprint Intake frequency of fish and serum levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids: a cross-sectional study within the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, 1 1 Kanokoden, Chikusa ku, Nagoya, Japan
    J Epidemiol 15:211-8. 2005
    ..Whether reported fish consumption reflects the fatty acid intake, however, has to be elucidated...
  68. ncbi request reprint Validity of sonographic screening for the detection of abdominal cancers
    Yoshihiro Mizuma
    Health Care and Promotion Center, Yodogawa Christian Hospital, 2 9 26 Awaji, Higashiyodogawa ku, Osaka 533 0032, Japan
    J Clin Ultrasound 30:408-15. 2002
    ..This study assessed the prevalence of abdominal cancers and the validity of sonographic screening for abdominal cancers in an asymptomatic population...