Shinichi Kuriyama

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Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint The relation between green tea consumption and cardiovascular disease as evidenced by epidemiological studies
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    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
    J Nutr 138:1548S-1553S. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinicoepidemiological features of moyamoya disease in Japan: findings from a nationwide epidemiological survey
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    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
    Stroke 39:42-7. 2008
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes 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
    JAMA 296:1255-65. 2006

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Publications99

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint The relation between green tea consumption and cardiovascular disease as evidenced by epidemiological studies
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    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
    J Nutr 138:1548S-1553S. 2008
    ..These results from RCT suggest a plausible mechanism for the beneficial effects of green tea and provide substantial support for our observations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinicoepidemiological features of moyamoya disease in Japan: findings from a nationwide epidemiological survey
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    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
    Stroke 39:42-7. 2008
    ..The objectives of the present study were to estimate an annual number of patients with moyamoya disease in Japan and to describe the clinicoepidemiological features of the disease...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
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  10. ncbi request reprint Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes 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
    JAMA 296:1255-65. 2006
    ..Green tea polyphenols have been extensively studied as cardiovascular disease and cancer chemopreventive agents in vitro and in animal studies. However, the effects of green tea consumption in humans remain unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of overweight and obesity on medical care costs, all-cause mortality, and the risk of cancer in Japan
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    J Epidemiol 16:139-44. 2006
    ..5% in women, which were within the range reported from Western populations, from 3.2% for US women to 8.8% for Spanish women. Our data suggests that excess body weight is a problem not only in Western countries but also in Japan...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Personality and body mass index: a cross-sectional analysis from the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Masako Kakizaki
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
    J Psychosom Res 64:71-80. 2008
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  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Personality and gastric cancer screening attendance: a cross-sectional analysis from the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Shizuha Arai
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 19:34-40. 2009
    ..To determine the associations between personality subscales and attendance at gastric cancer screenings in Japan...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and suicide mortality among Japanese men: the Ohsaki Study
    Naoki Nakaya
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Alcohol 41:503-10. 2007
    ..7). This prospective cohort study indicated a positive linear association between alcohol consumption and the risk of suicide, and the suicide risk among the light drinkers was not decreased as compared with that in nondrinkers...
  21. doi 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of distal colon and rectal cancer in Japanese men: the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Munira Akhter
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai shi, Miyagi ken 980 8575, Japan
    Eur J Cancer 43:383-90. 2007
    ..2). These data indicate that alcohol consumption in Japanese men is associated with a statistically significant increased risk of cancer of the distal colon and rectum, but not cancer of the proximal colon...
  29. 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...
  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. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and mortality in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi 980 8575, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:S33-8. 2004
    ..The relation between body mass index (BMI) and mortality is not well established. The objective of this study was to examine the association in Japanese adults...
  32. doi request reprint Change of the management of treated hypertensive patients with or without diabetes in Japan
    Taku Obara
    Division of Molecular Epidemiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 35:79-86. 2013
    ..Further investigation for the change of the management of treated hypertensive patients in Japan is needed...
  33. 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...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Coffee consumption and the risk of oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal cancers in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Toru Naganuma
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi Aoba ku Sendai, 980 8575, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1425-32. 2008
    ..In conclusion, coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal cancers, even in the group at high risk of these cancers...
  36. doi request reprint Age-specific interval breast cancers in Japan: estimation of the proper sensitivity of screening using a population-based cancer registry
    Akihiko Suzuki
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    Cancer Sci 99:2264-7. 2008
    ..Screening by mammography combined with CBE may therefore not be sufficiently sensitive for women ranging from 40 to 49 years of age...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lower risk of death from gastric cancer among participants of gastric cancer screening in Japan: a population-based cohort study
    Akira Miyamoto
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryou machi, Sendai, 980 8575, Japan
    Prev Med 44:12-9. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the association between gastric cancer screening and mortality from gastric cancer...
  38. doi request reprint Associations between visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure measured in the office and antihypertensive drugs: the J-HOME-Morning study
    Taku Obara
    Division of Molecular Epidemiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 35:285-90. 2013
    ..Further prospective studies are required to clarify the causal relationships between these factors and visit-to-visit BP variability among treated hypertensive patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Time spent walking and risk of colorectal cancer in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort study
    Hideko Takahashi
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo, Aoba, Sendai, Japan
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:403-8. 2007
    ..003). Time spent walking per day was associated with a lower risk of colon cancer in Japanese men but not in women, and there was no association between time spent walking and the risk of rectal cancer...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. doi request reprint Risk factors for overactive bladder in the elderly population: a community-based study with face-to-face interview
    Yoshihiro Ikeda
    Department of Urology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Int J Urol 18:212-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of and risk factors for overactive bladder (OAB) in the elderly...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. doi 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...
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of weight change since age 20 and cardiovascular disease mortality risk: the Ohsaki Cohort Study
    Wan Ting Chou
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Circ J 77:679-86. 2013
    ..36 (1.09-1.69), respectively. Cross-classification analysis based on body mass index (BMI) at age 20 and weight change tended to be U-shaped, except for men whose BMI had been <25 kg/m(2) at age 20, in which case it was L-shaped...
  49. doi request reprint The sixth nationwide epidemiological survey of chronic pancreatitis in Japan
    Morihisa Hirota
    Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1, Seiryo cho, Aoba ku, Sendai City, Miyagi 980 8574, Japan
    Pancreatology 12:79-84. 2012
    ..A nationwide survey was conducted to clarify the epidemiological features of patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) in Japan...
  50. doi request reprint Nationwide epidemiological survey of autoimmune pancreatitis in Japan
    Atsushi Kanno
    Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Pancreas 41:835-9. 2012
    ..To clarify the clinicoepidemiological features of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) in Japan, the nationwide survey was conducted...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. doi request reprint Effect of screening mammography on breast cancer survival in comparison to other detection methods: a retrospective cohort study
    Masaaki Kawai
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Aoba ku, Sendai, Japan
    Cancer Sci 100:1479-84. 2009
    ..96 (0.68-12.83) and 9.51 (2.36-38.26), respectively. After adjusting for stage, the HRs dropped remarkably. Screening mammography may be more effective in the elderly group and be able to reduce the mortality of breast cancer in Japan...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. doi request reprint Sense of life worth living (ikigai) and mortality in Japan: Ohsaki Study
    Toshimasa Sone
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Psychosom Med 70:709-15. 2008
    ..The psychological factors play important roles in morbidity and mortality risks. However, the association between the negative psychological factors and the risk of mortality is inconclusive...
  57. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption and the risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study in Japan
    Toru Naganuma
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Int J Cancer 120:1542-7. 2007
    ..Coffee consumption was also not associated with incidence of either proximal or distal colon cancer. We conclude that coffee consumption is not associated with the incidence risk of colorectal cancer in the general population in Japan...
  58. 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...
  59. doi request reprint Body mass index and cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan: the Ohsaki Study
    Satoshi Funada
    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
    Prev Med 47:66-70. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease in Japan, where the proportion of the population that is underweight is relatively high...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Impact of alcohol consumption upon medical care utilization and costs in men: 4-year observation of National Health Insurance beneficiaries in Japan
    Yukiko Anzai
    Research Unit for Public Health Nursing, Miyagi University School of Nursing, Miyagi, Japan
    Addiction 100:19-27. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine the association between alcohol consumption and in-patient and out-patient care utilization and its costs, respectively...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Perceived stress and cardiovascular disease mortality. The Ohsaki Cohort Study]
    Emi Kowata
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 59:82-91. 2012
    ..The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the relationship with stratified analyses by alcohol intake category and smoking status...
  63. doi request reprint Reproductive factors, exogenous female hormone use and breast cancer risk in Japanese: the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Masaaki Kawai
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, 980 8574, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 21:135-45. 2010
    ..02). Our findings suggest that parity number and age at menopause have great effects on breast cancer risk among Japanese women...
  64. ncbi request reprint [Depression and the risk of long-term care insurance certification: the Tsurugaya project]
    Kaori Ohmori-Matsuda
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 57:538-49. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between depressive status and subsequent certification of long-term care insurance use, and to investigate sex differences in this relationship in an elderly Japanese population...
  65. 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...
  66. doi request reprint Case-control study of green tea consumption and the risk of endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma
    Yukika Kakuta
    Division of Gynecology, Department of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8574, Japan
    Cancer Causes Control 20:617-24. 2009
    ..To investigate the association between green tea consumption and the risk of endometrial cancer restricted to endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma (EEA) using a case-control design in Japan...
  67. doi request reprint Green tea consumption is associated with depressive symptoms in the elderly
    Kaijun Niu
    Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health and Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Sendai, Japan
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1615-22. 2009
    ..Although these functions might be associated with the development and progression of depressive symptoms, no studies have investigated the relation between green tea consumption and depressive symptoms in a community-dwelling population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption and the risk of primary liver cancer: pooled analysis of two prospective studies in Japan
    Taichi Shimazu
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Int J Cancer 116:150-4. 2005
    ..Our findings support the hypothesis that coffee consumption decreases the risk of liver cancer. Further studies to investigate the role of coffee in prevention of liver cancer among the high-risk population are needed...
  69. 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...
  70. doi request reprint Pain and risk of completed suicide in Japanese men: a population-based cohort study in Japan (Ohsaki Cohort Study)
    Nobutaka Kikuchi
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:316-24. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that pain is associated with an increased risk of completed suicide among Japanese men. The association was consistently observed among apparently healthy subjects...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Fish intake and the risk of prostate cancer in Japan: a prospective cohort study]
    Fumi Sato
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 99:14-21. 2008
    ..We therefore investigated the association between fish intake and the risk of prostate cancer in a prospective cohort study in Japan...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. doi request reprint Case-control study of coffee consumption and the risk of endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma
    Toshimitsu Koizumi
    Gynecology Division, Department of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:358-63. 2008
    ..90). This study thus revealed an inverse dose-response relationship between coffee consumption and the risk of EEA, and its strong association in postmenopausal women but not in premenopausal women...
  75. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the risk of colorectal cancer among men: a prospective study in Japan
    Munira Akhter
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:102-7. 2007
    ..05). Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that cigarette smoking is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men...
  76. ncbi request reprint Meat consumption and risk of colorectal cancer in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort Study
    Yuki Sato
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:211-8. 2006
    ..We also found no significant association between total meat consumption and the risk of sub-site of colorectal cancer. In conclusion, our data do not support the hypothesis that meat consumption is a risk factor for colorectal cancer...
  77. ncbi request reprint Impact of non-dietary nutrients intake on misclassification in the estimation of nutrient intake in epidemiologic study
    Mikiko Ogata
    The Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo machi, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 16:193-200. 2006
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of colorectal cancer in Japan: The Miyagi Cohort Study
    Yuki Sato
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo, Aoba, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Public Health Nutr 8:309-14. 2005
    ..However, several recent prospective studies have reported no association. We therefore examined the association between fruit and vegetable intakes and the risk of colorectal cancer in a prospective cohort study in Japan...
  79. ncbi request reprint Smoking, alcohol drinking, green tea consumption and the risk of esophageal cancer in Japanese men
    Atsunobu Ishikawa
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo machi, Sendai, Japan
    J Epidemiol 16:185-92. 2006
    ..Although smoking and alcohol drinking are established risk factors of esophageal cancer, their public health impact is unclear. Furthermore, the effect of green tea is controversial...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the risk of gastric cancer: a pooled analysis of two prospective studies in Japan
    Yayoi Koizumi
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Int J Cancer 112:1049-55. 2004
    ..The risk was increased for both differentiated and nondifferentiated histologic subtypes. Our findings support the hypothesis that cigarette smoking is a risk factor for gastric cancer...
  84. 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
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Impact of walking upon medical care expenditure in Japan: the Ohsaki Cohort Study
    Ichiro Tsuji
    Department of Public Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2 1 Seiryo machi, Aoba ku, Sendai 980 8575, Japan
    Int J Epidemiol 32:809-14. 2003
    ..We attempted to quantify the association between time spent walking and medical care costs, based on a 4-year prospective observation of National Health Insurance (NHI) beneficiaries in rural Japan...
  86. ncbi request reprint [Association between depressive symptoms and cerebrovascular lesions on MRI in community-dwelling elderly individuals]
    Toru Seki
    Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 43:102-7. 2006
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Negative psychological aspects and survival in lung cancer patients
    Naoki Nakaya
    Psycho Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:466-73. 2008
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint [A survey regarding the implementation of cancer screening among municipalities in Japan]
    Naoki Nakaya
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 51:530-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to conduct a survey regarding implementation of cancer screening in all municipalities in Japan...
  89. 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...
  90. doi request reprint Ethnic comparisons of the cross-sectional relationships between measures of body size with diabetes and hypertension
    R Huxley
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Obes Rev 9:53-61. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Decrease in risk of lung cancer death in Japanese men after smoking cessation by age at quitting: pooled analysis of three large-scale cohort studies
    Kenji Wakai
    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, 1 1 Kanokoden, Chikusa ku, Nagoya 464 8681, Japan
    Cancer Sci 98:584-9. 2007
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of intensive and moderate individual life-style intervention programs for overweight or obese persons with fasting glucose levels of 95-125 mg/dl in Japan]
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:122-32. 2006
    ..We therefore compared the effectiveness of intensive and moderate intervention, focusing on the frequency of individual educational classes...
  93. ncbi request reprint [The Ohsaki National Health Insurance Beneficiaries Cohort Study: Medical costs in elderly Japanese]
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 45:172-4. 2008
  94. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening modalities for breast cancer in Japan with special reference to women aged 40-49 years
    Koji Ohnuki
    Division of Breast Surgery, Iwate Prefectural Central Hospital, 1 4 1, Ueda, Morioka 020 0066, Japan
    Cancer Sci 97:1242-7. 2006
    ..While the annual combined modality was the most effective with respect to life-years saved among women aged 40-49 years, biennial combined modality was found to provide the highest cost-effectiveness...
  95. ncbi request reprint Effect of weekend 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalazine) enema as maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis: results from a randomized controlled study
    Hiroshi Yokoyama
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, and Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Sendai Medical Center, Japan
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1115-20. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that the weekend enema therapy would be better tolerated by patients who worked or attended school...
  96. ncbi request reprint Survival prediction of patients with advanced cancer: the predictive accuracy of the model based on biological markers
    Nobutaka Kikuchi
    Department of Palliative Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital, Miyagi, Japan
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:600-6. 2007
    ..80+/-0.03; AUC for Model 1, 0.69+/-0.04; P<0.001). Addition of ALB, LDH, and Lymp% to PS and physical symptoms improved prediction accuracy, especially for longer survival...
  97. ncbi request reprint Pyridoxine treatment in a subgroup of children with pervasive developmental disorders
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    Dev Med Child Neurol 44:284-6. 2002
  98. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein and peripheral artery disease among Japanese elderly: the Tsurugaya Project
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Seiryo machi, Sendai, Japan
    Hypertens Res 27:955-61. 2004
    ..Thus, a high level of CRP is related to a low ankle brachial index among Japanese elderly as well as Western subjects. This is the first study to report the relationship between CRP and low ankle brachial index among Japanese elderly...
  99. ncbi request reprint [Current controversy on the effectiveness of mammographic screening for breast cancer in western nations]
    Shinichi Kuriyama
    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
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 31:158-62. 2004
    ..However, breast cancer mortality has declined after introducing the screening mammography in many Western nations, and the guidelines for breast cancer screening were not changed in the countries...