Taichi Shimazu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications32

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
    ....
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
    ....
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Coffee consumption and risk of endometrial cancer: a prospective study in Japan
    Taichi Shimazu
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Cancer 123:2406-10. 2008
    ..Coffee consumption may be associated with a decreased risk of endometrial cancer...
  30. doi request reprint Fruit and vegetable consumption and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus in Japan: the JPHC study
    Taiki Yamaji
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Cancer 123:1935-40. 2008
    ..Finally, cruciferous vegetables deserve further investigation as foods possibly effective in the prevention of esophageal SCC...
  31. doi request reprint Alcohol drinking and colorectal cancer in Japanese: a pooled analysis of results from five cohort studies
    Tetsuya Mizoue
    Department of Epidemiology and International Health, Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1397-406. 2008
    ..An alcohol-colorectal cancer association seems to be more apparent in Japanese than in Western populations. Whether this difference can be ascribed to genetic or environmental factors needs to be clarified...
  32. doi request reprint Alcohol drinking and gastric cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review of epidemiologic evidence among the Japanese population
    Taichi Shimazu
    Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, 5 1 1 Tsukiji, Chuo Ku, Tokyo 104 0045, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 38:8-25. 2008
    ..This report is one of a series of articles by our research group, which is evaluating the existing evidence concerning the association between health-related lifestyles and cancer...