Atsushi Hozawa

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Cancer patients on Twitter: a novel patient community on social media
    Yuya Sugawara
    Department of Medical Informatics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan
    BMC Res Notes 5:699. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Relationship between serum isoflavone levels and disability-free survival among community-dwelling elderly individuals: nested case-control study of the Tsurugaya project
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Sendai 980 8573, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:465-72. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Relationship between serum adiponectin levels and disability-free survival among community-dwelling elderly individuals: The Tsurugaya Project
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health, Yamagata University Graduate School of Medical Science, Yamagata, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:530-6. 2012
  4. pmc Dietary patterns associated with fall-related fracture in elderly Japanese: a population based prospective study
    Yasutake Monma
    Center for Asian Traditional Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    BMC Geriatr 10:31. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Green tea consumption is associated with lower psychological distress in a general population: the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1390-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Attributable risk fraction of prehypertension on cardiovascular disease mortality in the Japanese population: the Ohsaki Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 22:267-72. 2009
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint Benefit of home blood pressure measurement after a finding of high blood pressure at a community screening
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    J Hypertens 24:1265-71. 2006
  9. doi request reprint High blood pressure in middle age is associated with a future decline in activities of daily living. NIPPON DATA80
    A Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aobaku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Hum Hypertens 23:546-52. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Participation in health check-ups and mortality using propensity score matched cohort analyses
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Prev Med 51:397-402. 2010

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Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Cancer patients on Twitter: a novel patient community on social media
    Yuya Sugawara
    Department of Medical Informatics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan
    BMC Res Notes 5:699. 2012
    ..This medium is now considered to play an important role in the modern social community of online, "wired" cancer patients...
  2. doi request reprint Relationship between serum isoflavone levels and disability-free survival among community-dwelling elderly individuals: nested case-control study of the Tsurugaya project
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Sendai 980 8573, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:465-72. 2013
    ..The longer healthy life expectancy observed in Japan may be partly attributed to the Japanese diet. The researchers sought to examine whether serum isoflavone levels are associated with disability and death...
  3. doi request reprint Relationship between serum adiponectin levels and disability-free survival among community-dwelling elderly individuals: The Tsurugaya Project
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health, Yamagata University Graduate School of Medical Science, Yamagata, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:530-6. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to clarify whether the relationship between adiponectin and a higher risk of disability or death can be explained by physical function, bone mineral density, depression, and malnutrition...
  4. pmc Dietary patterns associated with fall-related fracture in elderly Japanese: a population based prospective study
    Yasutake Monma
    Center for Asian Traditional Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    BMC Geriatr 10:31. 2010
    ..Therefore we investigated the relationship between dietary patterns and fall-related fractures in the elderly...
  5. ncbi request reprint Green tea consumption is associated with lower psychological distress in a general population: the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1390-6. 2009
    ..Although green tea or its constituents might reduce psychological stress, the relation between green tea consumption and psychological distress has not been investigated in a large-scale study...
  6. doi request reprint Attributable risk fraction of prehypertension on cardiovascular disease mortality in the Japanese population: the Ohsaki Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 22:267-72. 2009
    ..However, no studies have reported the fraction...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Benefit of home blood pressure measurement after a finding of high blood pressure at a community screening
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    J Hypertens 24:1265-71. 2006
    ....
  9. doi request reprint High blood pressure in middle age is associated with a future decline in activities of daily living. NIPPON DATA80
    A Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aobaku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Hum Hypertens 23:546-52. 2009
    ..7/75) of impaired ADL. A positive relation of BP categories with the composite end point of mortality and impaired ADL was also observed. In conclusion, controlling BP in middle age may prevent deaths and future ADL decline...
  10. doi request reprint Participation in health check-ups and mortality using propensity score matched cohort analyses
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Prev Med 51:397-402. 2010
    ..Therefore, controlling these factors is required to investigate whether screenees have a lower mortality risk than non-screenees independent of their lifestyles or health conditions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Introversion associated with large differences between screening blood pressure and home blood pressure measurement: The Ohasama study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    J Hypertens 24:2183-9. 2006
    ..To explore the effect of personality on screening blood pressures measured in clinical settings and home blood pressure measurements...
  12. doi request reprint Seasonal variation in home blood pressure measurements and relation to outside temperature in Japan
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 33:153-8. 2011
    ..06 and 0.01 mmHg when the outside temperature was <10°C. In conclusion, inverse association between outside temperature and BP was observed only in warmer seasons...
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting home-measured resting heart rate in the general population: the Ohasama study
    Junko Yamaguchi
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, 1 1 Seiryomachi, Aobaku, Sendai 980 8574, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 18:1218-25. 2005
    ..Therefore, clarifying the determinants of home HR should be useful...
  14. ncbi request reprint Obesity and risk of cancer in Japan
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan
    Int J Cancer 113:148-57. 2005
    ..2% (all subjects) or 3.7% (never-smokers) in men. The value for women was within the range among women reported from Western populations (3.2%-8.8%). Our data demonstrate that excess weight is a major cancer risk among Japanese women...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Green tea consumption and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study from the Tsurugaya Project 1
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:355-61. 2006
    ....
  18. pdf Home blood pressure is associated with depressive symptoms in an elderly population aged 70 years and over: a population-based, cross-sectional analysis
    Kaijun Niu
    Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 31:409-16. 2008
    ..Further study is required to clarify the causality of this relationship...
  19. doi request reprint History of cholelithiasis and the risk of prostate cancer: the Ohsaki Cohort Study
    Qiang Li
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Int J Cancer 128:185-91. 2011
    ..The associations were robust after adjustment for different potential confounders. This population-based prospective cohort study indicates that a history of cholelithiasis is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes and plasma 8-iso-prostaglandin F2alpha concentrations in community-dwelling elderly Japanese: the Tsurugaya project
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 76:87-94. 2006
    ..These associations were partly explained by vitamin C intake. Other dietary intakes had no association. Intake of fruits may have a beneficial effect against oxidative stress in elderly Japanese...
  21. doi request reprint Predictive value of ambulatory heart rate in the Japanese general population: the Ohasama study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Hypertens 26:1571-6. 2008
    ..However, only a few studies have described the relationship between heart rate measured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices and cardiovascular disease prediction...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint The Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study: design of study and profile of participants at baseline
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:253-8. 2010
    ..Large-scale cohort studies conducted in Japan do not always include psychosocial factors as exposures. In addition, such studies sometimes fail to satisfactorily evaluate disability status as an outcome...
  24. ncbi request reprint T+31C polymorphism (M235T) of the angiotensinogen gene and home blood pressure in the Japanese general population: the Ohasama Study
    Mitsunobu Matsubara
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 26:47-52. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Health practices and mortality in Japan: combined effects of smoking, drinking, walking and body mass index in the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Yoshitaka Tsubono
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:S39-45. 2004
    ..Evidence is limited regarding the association between the combinations of multiple health practices and mortality...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association between social support and depression status in the elderly: results of a 1-year community-based prospective cohort study in Japan
    Yayoi Koizumi
    Department of Psychiatry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:563-9. 2005
    ..We conclude that there is a significant increase in the risk of depression status associated with the lack of social support in Japanese elderly people in an urban community...
  27. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with psychological distress in a community-dwelling Japanese population: the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 19:294-302. 2009
    ..In Asia, there has been no population-based epidemiological study using the K6, a 6-item instrument that assesses nonspecific psychological distress...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence profiles in the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Yoshikazu Nishino
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:S7-11. 2004
    ..There were few prospective cohort studies in Japan using cancer incidence as an endpoint...
  31. 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)...
  32. ncbi request reprint History of diabetes mellitus and the risk of prostate cancer: the Ohsaki Cohort Study
    Qiang Li
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1025-32. 2010
    ..However, no evidence from cohort studies is available for Asian populations, whose lifestyle is very different from that of westerners...
  33. ncbi request reprint Modifiable factors for the length of life with disability before death: mortality retrospective study in Japan
    Kaori Ohmori
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Gerontology 51:186-91. 2005
    ..Past studies have measured and described the length of life with disability before death, but there has been no study of the relationship between modifiable lifestyle factors and duration of disability...
  34. pmc Green tea consumption and the risk of incident functional disability in elderly Japanese: the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study
    Yasutake Tomata
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:732-9. 2012
    ..Although it is expected that green tea consumption would lower the risk of incident functional disability, this has never been investigated directly...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of combined cardiovascular risk factors on individual and population medical expenditures: a 10-year cohort study of national health insurance in a Japanese population
    Tomonori Okamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu 520 2192, Japan
    Circ J 71:807-13. 2007
    ..Whether the relationship between cardiovascular risk factor clustering and medical expenditures differs with body mass index (BMI) requires investigation, especially in a population with a low prevalence of obesity such as that in Japan...
  37. ncbi request reprint Progress report on the HOMED-BP Study: hypertension objective treatment based on measurement by electrical devices of blood pressure study
    Yohei Aoki
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 26:119-27. 2004
    ..At the end of March 2002, 546 patients were recruited. Of these, 412 (202 men and 210 women, aged 58.4 +/- 10.2 y) were randomized. Patients will be recruited until February, 2006 and followed for 7 years...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Coffee consumption and mortality due to all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in Japanese women
    Kemmyo Sugiyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    J Nutr 140:1007-13. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that coffee may have favorable effects on morality due to all causes and to CVD, especially CHD, in women...
  40. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan: a prospective cohort study
    Taichi Shimazu
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    Int J Epidemiol 36:600-9. 2007
    ..Although ecological observations suggest that the Japanese diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the impact of a Japanese dietary pattern upon mortality due to CVD is unclear...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of home heart rate for cardiovascular mortality in the general population: the Ohasama study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 17:1005-10. 2004
    ..We therefore investigated the usefulness of HR values in predicting cardiovascular mortality using a device that allowed self-measurement of BP and HR at home...
  42. ncbi request reprint White-coat hypertension as a risk factor for the development of home hypertension: the Ohasama study
    Takashi Ugajin
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan
    Arch Intern Med 165:1541-6. 2005
    ..However, it is unknown whether this condition represents a transient state in the development of hypertension outside medical settings...
  43. ncbi request reprint The proportion of individuals with alcohol-induced hypertension among total hypertensives in a general Japanese population: NIPPON DATA90
    Koshi Nakamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 30:663-8. 2007
    ..8% for 1 gou/day, 0.7% for 2 gou/day or more, and -0.1% for ex-drinkers in women. In conclusion, we found that a large percentage of the hypertensives in a general Japanese male population had alcohol-induced hypertension...
  44. doi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein even at very low (<1.0 mg/l) concentration is associated with physical performance in a community-based elderly population aged 70 years and over
    Kaijun Niu
    Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    Gerontology 54:260-7. 2008
    ..Therefore, it is still unclear whether a lower CRP is favorably associated with physical performance even within a very low range...
  45. ncbi request reprint Relationship between peripheral arterial disease and incident disability among elderly Japanese: the Tsurugaya project
    Akemi Nitta
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:1290-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is predictive of disability and whether the relationship between PAD and disability can be fully explained by baseline physical functions...
  46. ncbi request reprint The proportion of individuals with obesity-induced hypertension among total hypertensives in a general Japanese population: NIPPON DATA80, 90
    Koshi Nakamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu City, Shiga, 520 2192, Japan
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:691-8. 2007
    ..Obesity now is playing a more important role in the high prevalence of hypertension in Japan than it was before...
  47. doi request reprint Lower levels of serum albumin and total cholesterol associated with decline in activities of daily living and excess mortality in a 12-year cohort study of elderly Japanese
    Tomonori Okamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:529-35. 2008
    ..To examine the association between levels of serum albumin and total cholesterol (TC) and risk of subsequent mortality and future decline in activities of daily living (ADLs) in elderly people...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of age on the association between body mass index and all-cause mortality: the Ohsaki cohort study
    Masato Nagai
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Aoba ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:398-407. 2010
    ..To clarify the effect of age on the association between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality...
  49. pmc Passive smoke exposure and circulating carotenoids in the CARDIA study
    Rachel Widome
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Nutr Metab 56:113-8. 2010
    ..Conclusion: Cross-sectionally, in 1985/86, passive smoke exposure in various venues was associated with reduced levels of provitamin A serum carotenoids...
  50. doi request reprint Green tea and death from pneumonia in Japan: the Ohsaki cohort study
    Ikue Watanabe
    Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:672-9. 2009
    ..No data are available on the association between green tea consumption and the risk of pneumonia in humans...
  51. doi request reprint Green tea consumption and hematologic malignancies in Japan: the Ohsaki study
    Toru Naganuma
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 170:730-8. 2009
    ..32, 1.78) for myeloid neoplasms. This inverse association was consistent across sex and body mass index strata. In conclusion, green tea consumption was associated with a lower risk of hematologic malignancies...
  52. ncbi request reprint Dietary long-chain n-3 fatty acids of marine origin and serum C-reactive protein concentrations are associated in a population with a diet rich in marine products
    Kaijun Niu
    Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:223-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, it is still unclear whether a greater consumption of n-3 PUFAs is associated with lower serum CRP concentrations...
  53. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic effects of evening administration of guanabenz and clonidine on morning hypertension: evaluation using home-based blood pressure measurements
    Junichiro Hashimoto
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    J Hypertens 21:805-11. 2003
    ..To clarify the effects of bedtime administration of the centrally acting alpha(2)-agonists, guanabenz and clonidine, on morning hypertension...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and mortality in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:S12-7. 2004
    ..We examined the association between smoking and all-cause mortality among Japanese men and women...
  55. pmc Relationships of circulating carotenoid concentrations with several markers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA)/Young Adult Longitudinal Trends in Antioxidants (YALT
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Clin Chem 53:447-55. 2007
    ..To clarify the effect of carotenoids on atherosclerotic risk factors, we examined the association of circulating carotenoids with inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and smoking...
  56. ncbi request reprint Pulse wave velocity and the second derivative of the finger photoplethysmogram in treated hypertensive patients: their relationship and associating factors
    Junichiro Hashimoto
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    J Hypertens 20:2415-22. 2002
    ..To clarify the factors influencing two measures of arterial stiffness, pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the second derivative of the finger photoplethysmogram (SDPTG), and to evaluate their relationship in treated hypertensive subjects...
  57. ncbi request reprint Insufficient duration of action of antihypertensive drugs mediates high blood pressure in the morning in hypertensive population: the Ohasama study
    Kenichi Chonan
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 24:261-75. 2002
    ..The high morning BP accompanies so-called non-dipper pattern of circadian BP variation. An insufficient duration of action of drugs may partly mediate non-dipping in subjects with antihypertensive medication...
  58. doi request reprint Long sleep duration and cause-specific mortality according to physical function and self-rated health: the Ohsaki Cohort Study
    Masako Kakizaki
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Sleep Res 22:209-16. 2013
    ..We conclude that, with the exception of stroke mortality, the association between long sleep duration and mortality is not modified by physical function or health status...
  59. doi request reprint The predictive power of physical function assessed by questionnaire and physical performance measures for subsequent disability
    Masayuki Hoshi
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo machi, Aobaku, Sendai, Japan
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:345-53. 2012
    ..To compare the predictive power of physical function assessed by questionnaire and physical performance measures for subsequent disability in community-dwelling elderly persons...
  60. doi request reprint C-reactive protein (CRP) is a predictor of high medical-care expenditures in a community-based elderly population aged 70 years and over: the Tsurugaya project
    Kaijun Niu
    Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health and Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Sendai, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:e392-7. 2012
    ..Further study is required to clarify whether reducing CRP by intervention is a cost-effective measure...
  61. doi request reprint Green tea consumption and the risk of liver cancer in Japan: the Ohsaki Cohort study
    Akane Ui
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1939-45. 2009
    ..To investigate the association between green tea consumption and liver cancer incidence...
  62. ncbi request reprint Follow-up and mortality profiles in the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Ichiro Tsuji
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:S2-6. 2004
    ..Findings from a large-scale population-based prospective cohort would lead us to better understanding of the relationship between lifestyle and health, thus better provision of strategies for disease prevention and health promotion...
  63. ncbi request reprint Relation of Gamma-glutamyltransferase and alcohol drinking with incident diabetes: the HIPOP-OHP study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:195-202. 2010
    ..In this study, we investigated the relation of GGT or alcohol drinking with DM incidence considering the body mass index (BMI) in healthy Japanese workers...
  64. ncbi request reprint A/C1166 gene polymorphism of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1) and ambulatory blood pressure: the Ohasama Study
    Masahiro Kikuya
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 26:141-5. 2003
    ..These results indicated that AT1 A/C1166 polymorphism was not associated with any clinical parameters associated with hypertension or atherosclerosis in the Japanese population...
  65. doi request reprint Incorporating self-blood pressure measurements at home in the guideline from the Ohasama study
    Takayoshi Ohkubo
    Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Blood Press Monit 12:407-9. 2007
    ..We expect that continuous follow-up and further analysis of the Ohasama data would contribute to producing further important findings worth incorporating in future hypertension guidelines...
  66. ncbi request reprint T+31C polymorphism of angiotensinogen gene and nocturnal blood pressure decline: the Ohasama study
    Tohru Fujiwara
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Hypertens 15:628-32. 2002
    ..We assessed the association between several polymorphisms of angiotensinogen gene (AGT) and essential hypertension using ambulatory blood pressure (BP)...
  67. 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...
  68. pmc Gamma-glutamyltransferase and cancer incidence: the Ohsaki cohort study
    Toru Tsuboya
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 22:144-50. 2012
    ..The present study investigated the association between GGT and cancer incidence and assessed the role of alcohol consumption in this association...
  69. doi request reprint Association between green tea consumption and tooth loss: cross-sectional results from the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study
    Yasushi Koyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Prev Med 50:173-9. 2010
    ..To examine the association between green tea consumption and tooth loss...
  70. ncbi request reprint Joint impact of health risks on health care charges: 7-year follow-up of National Health Insurance beneficiaries in Japan (the Ohsaki Study)
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Prev Med 39:1194-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the joint impact of modifiable health-risk factors such as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity on direct health care charges...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body mass index and a plasma lipid peroxidation biomarker in an older, healthy Asian community
    Kaori Ohmori
    Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Ann Epidemiol 15:80-4. 2005
    ..This cross-sectional study included 1150 community-dwelling Japanese aged 70 years or older in 2002...
  73. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure control assessed by home, ambulatory and conventional blood pressure measurements in the Japanese general population: the Ohasama study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 25:57-63. 2002
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Absolute and attributable risks of cardiovascular disease incidence in relation to optimal and borderline risk factors: comparison of African American with white subjects--Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:573-9. 2007
    ..Among white Americans, a large proportion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is explained by borderline or any elevated CVD risk factor levels. The degree to which this is true among African American subjects is unclear...
  75. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme I/D polymorphism and hypertension: the Ohasama study
    Mitsunobu Matsubara
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    J Hypertens 20:1121-6. 2002
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint The joint impact of cardiovascular risk factors upon medical costs
    Kaori Ohmori-Matsuda
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai, 980 8575, Japan
    Prev Med 44:349-55. 2007
    ..The joint impact of obesity, hypertension, and hyperglycemia upon medical costs is not well known. Our objective was to evaluate the joint impact of these cardiovascular risk factors upon medical costs in the rural Japanese population...
  77. ncbi request reprint Determinants of the utilization of dental services in a community-dwelling elderly Japanese population
    Takashi Ohi
    Division of Aging and Geriatric Dentistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai, Japan
    Tohoku J Exp Med 218:241-9. 2009
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with suicidal ideation in an elderly urban Japanese population: a community-based, cross-sectional study
    Shuichi Awata
    Department of Psychiatry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:327-36. 2005
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Relation of blood pressure and all-cause mortality in 180,000 Japanese participants: pooled analysis of 13 cohort studies
    Yoshitaka Murakami
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu City, Shiga, 520 2192, Japan
    Hypertension 51:1483-91. 2008
    ..In conclusion, high blood pressure raised the risk of total mortality, and this trend was higher in the younger Japanese population...
  80. ncbi request reprint Personality and the risk of cancer
    Naoki Nakaya
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:799-805. 2003
    ..The role of personality in the causation of cancer has been controversial. We examined this question in a large, prospective study...
  81. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise training on physical activity in older people: a randomized controlled trial
    Kazuki Fujita
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 13:120-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether six-month exercise training for older adults can increase and maintain their physical activity in daily life...
  82. ncbi request reprint Association between physical activity and urinary incontinence in a community-based elderly population aged 70 years and over
    Akio Kikuchi
    Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Eur Urol 52:868-74. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between physical activity (PA) levels and urinary incontinence (UI) in a community-based elderly population aged > or =70 yr...
  83. ncbi request reprint The association of cigarette smoking with self-reported disease before middle age: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 42:193-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, we assessed associations between cigarette smoking and several self-reported illnesses in a prospective cohort study in healthy young adults...
  84. ncbi request reprint Serum uric acid and risk of ischemic stroke: the ARIC Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Atherosclerosis 187:401-7. 2006
    ..We therefore investigated the relation between UA and ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study...
  85. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma 8-isoprostane levels in hypertensive subjects: the Tsurugaya Project
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 27:557-61. 2004
    ..Thus, the level of plasma 8-isoprostane appears to be elevated in older subjects with severe hypertension...
  86. ncbi request reprint Obesity and depressive symptoms in elderly Japanese: the Tsurugaya Project
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Psychosom Res 60:229-35. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the association between obesity and depressive symptoms in Japan...
  87. ncbi request reprint Lung function and ischemic stroke incidence: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Chest 130:1642-9. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined the relation between lung function and ischemic stroke incidence; none have studied African Americans...
  88. doi request reprint No effect of the Trp64Arg variant of the beta3-adrenergic receptor gene on weight loss by diet and exercise intervention among Japanese adults
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    Metabolism 57:1570-5. 2008
    ..47 (95% CI, -1.97 to 1.02). These results suggest that the presence of the Trp64Arg variant of the beta(3)-adrenergic receptor gene may not play a major role as a hindrance to weight reduction...
  89. doi request reprint Citrus consumption and cancer incidence: the Ohsaki cohort study
    Wen Qing Li
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    Int J Cancer 127:1913-22. 2010
    ..Further work on the specific citrus constituents is warranted, and clinical trials are ultimately necessary to confirm the protective effect...
  90. ncbi request reprint [Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and self-measurement of blood pressure at home]
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 62:403-7. 2004
  91. ncbi request reprint Personality and mortality from ischemic heart disease and stroke
    Naoki Nakaya
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 27:297-305. 2005
    ..The role of personality in the causation of circulatory diseases has been controversial...
  92. ncbi request reprint Relationship between personality and self-measured blood pressure value at home: the Ohasama study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 24:115-23. 2002
    ..When physicians investigate the pathogenesis of essential hypertension, they should take psychological factors into consideration, as well as the many environmental and genetic factors...
  93. ncbi request reprint Influence of leisure-time physical activity on the relationship between C-reactive protein and hypertension in a community-based elderly population of Japan: the Tsurugaya project
    Kaijun Niu
    Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 28:747-54. 2005
    ..This is the first study to clarify that the positive significant relation between CRP and hypertension was independent of LTPA levels among Japanese elderly...
  94. ncbi request reprint [Malnutrition and the risk of long-term care insurance certification or mortality. A cohort study of the Tsurugaya project]
    Mizuka Higashiguchi
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 55:433-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to propose a suitable cut-off point for the serum albumin value to predict which elderly individuals are qualified for long-term care insurance certification and those at risk of death...
  95. 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...
  96. ncbi request reprint alpha-Adducin Gly460Trp polymorphism is associated with low renin hypertension in younger subjects in the Ohasama study
    Ken Sugimoto
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan
    J Hypertens 20:1779-84. 2002
    ..However, we failed to detect a positive association between the Gly460Trp polymorphism of ADD-1 and hypertension in a small series of Japanese subjects...
  97. ncbi request reprint Does the impact of smoking on coronary heart disease differ by low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level?: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
    Circ J 70:1105-10. 2006
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Heart rate measurement and outcome
    Yutaka Imai
    Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science and Medicine, 1 1 Seiryomachi Aobaku, Japan, 980 8574
    Blood Press Monit 8:53-5. 2003
    ..In conclusion, heart rate and heart rate variability must not be overlooked when evaluating hypertension...
  99. ncbi request reprint Associations of serum carotenoid concentrations with the development of diabetes and with insulin concentration: interaction with smoking: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:929-37. 2006
    ..46 (p = 0.03); per SD increase in insulin resistance, slope = -0.14 (p = 0.01)). In CARDIA, higher serum carotenoid concentrations are associated with lower risk of diabetes and insulin resistance in nonsmokers but not in smokers...
  100. ncbi request reprint Life expectancy among Japanese of different smoking status in Japan: NIPPON DATA80
    Yoshitaka Murakami
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
    J Epidemiol 17:31-7. 2007
    ..No such study is examined in Japan, the country with the world's highest life expectancy irrespective of high smoking rate among men...
  101. ncbi request reprint [Association between social support and depression in the elderly Japanese population]
    Yayoi Koizumi
    Department of Psychiatry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 41:426-33. 2004
    ..2 (0.8-1.8),(3) 1.4 (1.0-2.0),(4) 1.6 (1.1-2.3),(5) 2.0 (1.4-2.9) in women. A significant association was found between social support and depression in this elderly population. We also found that this association was stronger in men...