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Chronobiol Int ; : 1-9, 2021 Apr 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33792442

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Epidemiologic studies investigating the association between birth season and risk of mortality in adulthood are limited and have yielded inconclusive results. We aimed to examine the relationship between birth month and all-cause and cause-specific mortality, after controlling for potential confounders, including lifestyle and medical factors, in a population-based cohort study in Japan. We included 28,884 subjects (13,262 men and 15,622 women) from Takayama City, aged 35 years or older without cancer, stroke, and ischemic heart disease, who were born in Japan at baseline. Participants who were enrolled in 1992 were followed up for over 16 years. Information including place of birth, lifestyles, and medical history was obtained from a baseline questionnaire. We performed a Cox proportional hazards analysis to determine the association between birth month and all-cause and cause-specific mortality after adjusting for potential confounders. During the follow-up period (mean follow-up: 14.1 years), 5,303 deaths (2,881 men and 2,422 women) were identified. After controlling for multiple covariates, it was found that being born in April or June was associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to being born in January (hazard ratio [HR] 1.138; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.006-1.288 and HR 1.169; 95% CI, 1.028-1.329, respectively). The HRs for cardiovascular mortality were significantly higher in participants born in March and May (HR 1.285; 95% CI, 1.056-1.565 and HR 1.293; 95% CI, 1.040-1.608, respectively). Our findings indicate that an individual's birth month may be an indicator of the susceptibility to mortality in later life.

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Cancer Med ; 10(6): 2153-2163, 2021 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33650323

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Prior studies reported the association of reproductive factors with breast cancer (BC), but the evidence is inconsistent. We conducted a pooled analysis of nine cohort studies in Japan to evaluate the impact of six reproductive factors (age at menarche/age at first birth/number of births/age at menopause/use of female hormones/breastfeeding) on BC incidence. We conducted analyses according to menopausal status at the baseline or at the diagnosis. Hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were estimated by applying Cox proportional-hazards model in each study. These hazard ratios were integrated using a random-effects model. Among 187,999 women (premenopausal: 61,113, postmenopausal: 126,886), we observed 873 premenopausal and 1,456 postmenopausal cases. Among premenopausal women, use of female hormones significantly increased BC incidence (HR: 1.53 [1.04-2.25]). Although P value for trend was not significant for age at first birth and number of births (P for trend: 0.15 and 0.30, respectively), women giving first birth at ages ≥36 experienced significantly higher BC incidence than at ages 21-25 years, and women who had ≥2 births experienced significantly lower BC incidence than nulliparous women. Among postmenopausal women, more births significantly decreased BC incidence (P for trend: 0.03). Although P value for trend was not significant for age at first birth and age at menopause (P for trend: 0.30 and 0.37, respectively), women giving first birth at ages 26-35 years experienced significantly higher BC incidence than at ages 21-25 years, and women with age at menopause: ≥50 years experienced significantly higher BC incidence than age at menopause: ≤44 years. BC incidence was similar according to age at menarche or breastfeeding history among both premenopausal and postmenopausal women. In conclusion, among Japanese women, use of female hormones increased BC incidence in premenopausal women, and more births decreased BC incidence in postmenopausal women.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33728985

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Background: Anger is a common problem in society, and anger's relationship with mortality, in particular with cardiovascular mortality, has been studied mainly in male western population. There are no prospective studies in Japan, about the association between anger and mortality. Methods: This study examined the association of anger with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a Japanese community. Data came from the Takayama Study, which recruited residents aged ≥35 years in 1992 from Takayama City in Gifu, Japan. The current study used information on anger that was obtained from the second survey in 2002. A total of 11,902 healthy participants aged ≥45 years completed a self-administered questionnaire. Anger was assessed using the Spielberger Trait Anger Scale. Results: The main causes of deaths during the follow-up period from 2002 to 2013 were 460 for neoplasm, 254 for cardiovascular, and 435 for other causes. After adjusting for potential confounders, we found a significant positive association between the trait anger score and the risk of cardiovascular mortality for women, with a hazard ratio for high versus low score of trait anger of 1.81 (95% confidence interval 0.91-3.63, p for trend = 0.04), but not for men. Conclusions: Data suggest that for Japanese women, high trait anger score may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. Potential gender differences in the association between trait anger and mortality should be further studied from the cultural context.

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Int Urogynecol J ; 2021 Feb 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33580329

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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Little is known about the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of POP and identify its risk factors in Japan. METHODS: This was a single-centre, cross-sectional study. We recruited Japanese women seen for a Pap smear from July 2018 through May 2019. After providing their informed consent, subjects were asked to complete questionnaires. Pelvic organ support was assessed using the POP quantification (POP-Q) system by an examiner. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify risk factors for POP. RESULTS: There were 1032 women aged 21 to 84 years. The distribution of POP-Q stage was stage 0, 38.0%; stage I, 45.0%; stage II, 16.4%; stage III, 0.6%; and stage IV, 0%. Rates (95% confidence interval [CI]) of stage II or greater in each age group were 6.6% (2.4-10.8) in 20 s-30 s; 17.6% (13.3-21.9) in 40 s; 17.1% (12.9-21.3) in 50 s; 18.0% (12.6-23.4) in 60 s; and 28.7% (19.6-37.9) in 70 s and over. Multivariate analysis revealed the following risk factors for POP, with odds ratio (95% CI): body mass index [BMI] ≥ 25 kg/m2, 1.63 (1.05-2.51); BMI < 18.5 kg/m2, 0.40 (0.17-0.94); hysterectomy, 4.09 (1.55-10.80); ≥ 3 vaginal deliveries, 2.26 (1.19-4.28); and ≥ 1 cup of coffee per day, 0.63 (0.43-0.92). CONCLUSION: Among Japanese women undergoing routine gynaecological examinations, 17.1% (14.7-19.5) had POP-Q stage II or greater. Overweight, hysterectomy and ≥ 3 vaginal deliveries increased the risk for POP, whereas underweight and daily coffee consumption decreased it.

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Int J Cancer ; 148(11): 2736-2747, 2021 Jun 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33497475

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Although alcohol consumption is reported to increase the incidence of breast cancer in European studies, evidence for an association between alcohol and breast cancer in Asian populations is insufficient. We conducted a pooled analysis of eight large-scale population-based prospective cohort studies in Japan to evaluate the association between alcohol (both frequency and amount) and breast cancer risk with categorization by menopausal status at baseline and at diagnosis. Estimated hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated in the individual cohorts and combined using random-effects models. Among 158 164 subjects with 2 369 252 person-years of follow-up, 2208 breast cancer cases were newly diagnosed. Alcohol consumption had a significant association with a higher risk of breast cancer in both women who were premenopausal at baseline (regular drinker compared to nondrinker: HR 1.37, 1.04-1.81, ≥23 g/d compared to 0 g/d: HR 1.74, 1.25-2.43, P for trend per frequency category: P = .017) and those who were premenopausal at diagnosis (≥23 g/d compared to 0 g/d: HR 1.89, 1.04-3.43, P for trend per frequency category: P = .032). In contrast, no significant association was seen in women who were postmenopausal at baseline or at diagnosis, despite a substantial number of subjects and long follow-up period. Our results revealed that frequent and high alcohol consumption are both risk factors for Asian premenopausal breast cancer, similarly to previous studies in Western countries. The lack of a clear association in postmenopausal women in our study warrants larger investigation in Asia.

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J Diabetes Investig ; 2020 Sep 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894809

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AIMS/INTRODUCTION: The mechanisms underlying hypertriglyceridemia-induced impaired glucose tolerance in Japanese individuals remain unclear. We aimed to evaluate the effect of hypertriglyceridemia on glucose metabolism in comparison with that of increased low-density lipoprotein or decreased high-density lipoprotein levels and to elucidate the sex differences in hypertriglyceridemia-related dietary intake among Japanese individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomly selected 898 (384 men and 514 women) participants aged 40-78 years in the Gifu Diabetes Study; those taking medication for dyslipidemia or diabetes mellitus were excluded. Serum levels of glucose metabolism parameters and the food frequency were measured cross-sectionally. The glycated hemoglobin was measured again after 5 years. RESULTS: Glucose metabolism parameters and the percentage of individuals with impaired glucose tolerance were significantly higher in the high triglyceride group in men and women. Similar trends were observed in the low high-density lipoprotein group, but only in men. Meanwhile, only the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance was higher in the high low-density lipoprotein group. In non-obese men, the percentage of energy intake from alcohol per total daily energy intake was significantly greater in the high triglyceride group. In obese women, the total energy intake was significantly greater in the high triglyceride group. At the 5-year follow up, the risk of elevated glycated hemoglobin levels with hypertriglyceridemia was increased in men. CONCLUSIONS: Hypertriglyceridemia is a stronger risk factor for impaired glucose tolerance than increased low-density lipoprotein or decreased high-density lipoprotein. For dietary habits, increased daily alcohol energy intake in non-obese men and increased total energy intake in obese women were associated with hypertriglyceridemia.

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Eur J Clin Nutr ; 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917961

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There has been much interest in the potential role of soy in reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Soy foods are uniquely rich in isoflavones, a fact that has triggered much research including intervention studies. However, there have been few long-term prospective observational studies that include disease itself as an outcome. High intake of soy foods is intrinsic to the Japanese diet, which can be advantageous for conducting such studies in Japan. The present report reviews the findings from Japanese prospective cohort studies on soy intake and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms, and dementia. The results suggest a beneficial role of soy in several chronic diseases, but they are not without controversy. Discrepancies have been observed in the findings of studies of Japanese or other Asians as compared to those of non Asians. This review discusses the issues to be explored in future studies.

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Int J Cancer ; 2020 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761607

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Smoking has been consistently associated with the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Western populations; however, evidence is limited and inconsistent in Asian people. To assess the association of smoking status, smoking intensity and smoking cessation with colorectal risk in the Japanese population, we performed a pooled analysis of 10 population-based cohort studies. Study-specific hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using Cox's proportional hazards model and then pooled using a random-effects model. Among 363 409 participants followed up for 2 666 004 person-years, 9232 incident CRCs were identified. In men, compared with never smokers, ever smokers showed higher risk of CRC. The HRs (95% CI) were 1.19 (1.10-1.29) for CRC, 1.19 (1.09-1.30) for colon cancer, 1.28 (1.13-1.46) for distal colon cancer and 1.21 (1.07-1.36) for rectal cancer. Smoking was associated with risk of CRC in a dose-response manner. In women, compared with never smokers, ever smokers showed increased risk of distal colon cancer (1.47 [1.19-1.82]). There was no evidence of a significant gender difference in the association of smoking and CRC risk. Our results confirm that smoking is associated with an increased risk of CRC, both overall and subsites, in Japanese men and distal colon cancer in Japanese women.

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J Nutr ; 150(10): 2799-2805, 2020 10 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32840609

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BACKGROUND: Although endogenous advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been implicated in the development of various chronic diseases, whether AGEs in foods represent a risk to human health remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to estimate the intake of Nε-carboxymethyl-lysine (CML), a major AGE product, using a database of CML contents on LC-MS methods, and to examine CML's association with total and cause-specific mortality in Japanese adults. METHODS: The analysis included 13,355 men and 15,724 women, aged 35 years and older, from the Takayama study. They responded to a self-administered questionnaire in 1992. Their diet, including the CML intake, was assessed using a food-frequency questionnaire at baseline. Mortality was ascertained during 16 years of follow-up. HRs and 95% CIs for mortality were estimated separately for men and women according to CMI quartiles. RESULTS: We noted 2901 deaths in men and 2438 deaths in women during the follow-up. In men, as compared with the lowest quartile of intake, the highest quartile of CML was inversely associated with the risks of both total and non-cancer, non-cardiovascular disease mortality after controlling for covariates [HR = 0.89 (95% CI, 0.79-1.00; P-trend = 0.047) and HR = 0.74 (95% CI, 0.58-0.94; P-trend = 0.03), respectively]. However, stratified analyses showed both inverse and positive associations between CML intake and cause-specific mortality in women, depending on their characteristics. For example, years of education had a modifying effect on both the CML intake and non-cancer, non-cardiovascular disease mortality in women. In men, the associations of CML intake with mortality depended on food sources. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, the present study does not support a positive association between CML intake and mortality in Japanese adults. The potential relevance of the food source of CML to the link between dietary CML and mortality warrants further attention.

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J Environ Public Health ; 2020: 7591263, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32508936

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Background: A few studies related to pediatric behavior have measured secondhand smoke exposure in children using valid objective biochemical markers. We aimed at investigating the associations between current and cumulative exposure to tobacco smoke, measured both subjectively and objectively, and behavioral problems in children. Methods: Subjects were 437 Japanese children, aged 3-6 years in 2006. Exposure to tobacco smoke was evaluated from a parent-administered questionnaire and urinary cotinine concentrations. The cotinine concentrations were measured using first-void morning urine by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Children's behaviors were assessed by the parent-completed Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Results: After multiple adjustments for covariates, higher total difficulty scores of children were significantly associated with the larger number of cigarettes parents smoke, more smokers among cohabiters, and more pack-years of exposure to tobacco smoke from parents and cohabiters. The total difficulty scores were 8.72, 9.09, and 10.52, respectively, for children in the low, middle, and high tertiles of creatinine-corrected cotinine concentrations in urine (p=0.002, trend p=0.005). There was no substantial sex difference in the positive associations between passive smoking and the SDQ scores. Conclusions: Exposure to tobacco smoke in early childhood may be involved in the development of pediatric behavioral problems. The importance of reducing the exposure of children to tobacco smoke, particularly in the home, was further emphasized for the prevention of psychological and behavioral problems in childhood.


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Exposição por Inalação/efeitos adversos , Comportamento Problema , Poluição por Fumaça de Tabaco/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores/urina , Criança , Desenvolvimento Infantil , Pré-Escolar , Cotinina/urina , Feminino , Humanos , Exposição por Inalação/análise , Japão/epidemiologia , Masculino , Fatores de Risco , Inquéritos e Questionários , Poluição por Fumaça de Tabaco/análise
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J Diabetes Investig ; 11(5): 1207-1214, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32227447

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AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Although moderate alcohol consumption lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in European populations, the same cannot be assumed for Japanese patients with diabetes related to low insulin secretion rather than resistance. We aimed to evaluate the effects of daily alcohol consumption on glucose tolerance and diabetes development risk in Japanese populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study randomly enrolled 452 men and 659 women aged 40-78 years in 2005 (Gifu, Japan). The participants completed a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test and medical questionnaire. The homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, homeostasis model assessment of ß-cell function and insulinogenic index were used to estimate insulin sensitivity and secretion. The relationships between alcohol consumption and these parameters were analyzed using logistic regression after adjusting for potential confounders. The 5-year changes in hemoglobin A1c levels were also evaluated. RESULTS: The adjusted odds ratios for elevated homeostasis model assessment of ß-cell function values (<40%) in the 0-19.9 g/day, 20.0-39.9 g/day and ≥ 40 g/day alcohol consumption groups were 0.98, 1.46 and 2.68, respectively. Alcohol consumption induced a significant decrease in the insulin secretion level among the ≥40 g/day drinkers, especially in men. However, there was no risk of increased insulin resistance based on the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (<2.5) results. The 5-year risk of elevated hemoglobin A1c levels (≥6.5%) was increased according to increase in alcohol consumption in both men and women. CONCLUSIONS: Daily alcohol consumption was associated with reduced insulin secretion and an increased diabetes development risk in Japanese populations.

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J Epidemiol ; 2020 Mar 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32201400

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BACKGROUNDS: Few studies have examined the association between seaweed intake and blood pressure in children. We conducted an intervention study to investigate whether seaweed intake affects blood pressure. METHODS: Subjects were children aged 4 to 5 years attending a preschool in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in 2010. Among 99 students, 89 (89.9%) were enrolled in our study. Nori (dried laver), an edible seaweed widely consumed in Japan, was used as a dietary intervention. Children in the intervention group were asked to consume 1.76 grams per day of roasted nori in addition to standard meals for 10 weeks. Children in the control group consumed their usual diet. Before the intervention and at the 10th week of the intervention, children's blood pressure was measured three times successively using an automated sphygmomanometer with subjects in a sitting position. Changes in systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were compared between 55 children in the intervention group and 26 in the control group after adjustment for SBP and DBP before the intervention. RESULTS: Changes in SBP were -8.29 mmHg in the intervention group and +0.50 mmHg in the control group (p for difference in change = 0.051). Changes in DBP were -6.77 mmHg in the intervention group and -0.05 mmHg in the control group (p = 0.031). In girls, no difference in blood pressure changes was found between the intervention and control groups. CONCLUSION: Nori intake lowered DBP level in boys. Seaweed intake might have preventive effects on elevated blood pressure in childhood.

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Int J Hyg Environ Health ; 225: 113448, 2020 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31962275

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BACKGROUND AND AIM: Metofluthrin, profluthrin, tefluthrin, and transfluthrin are pyrethroid (PYR) insecticides increasingly used to control mosquitoes, flies, and moths in households and public places (hygiene-PYRs). Currently, there is limited data available concerning exposure to these novel hygiene-PYRs. The goal of this study was to monitor exposure to these hygiene-PYRs by analysing their urinary metabolites and to investigate the temporal and seasonal trends in the concentrations of these metabolites. METHODS: First morning urine samples were obtained from 50 Japanese children (four-six years old) in October of 2006, 2011, and 2015 (total = 150 children) in order to investigate temporal trends. Additionally, first-morning urine samples were collected from 44 three-year-old children in August-September of 2012 (summer) and in February of 2013 (winter) to investigate seasonal differences. The urinary concentrations of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl alcohol (FB-Al; a specific metabolite of transfluthrin), 4-methyl-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl alcohol (CH3-FB-Al; a common metabolite of tefluthrin and profluthrin), 4-methoxymethyl-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl alcohol (CH3OCH2-FB-Al; a specific metabolite of metofluthrin), and 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-1,4-benzenedimethanol (HOCH2-FB-Al; a common metabolite of metofluthrin, tefluthrin, and profluthrin) were measured using GC-MS/MS. RESULTS: For the investigated years, rapid increases in the detection rates of the hygiene-PYR metabolites were observed. In 2015, FB-Al was identified in 64% of the samples, CH3-FB-Al in 46%, CH3OCH2-FB-Al in 50%, and HOCH2-FB-Al in 83%. Significant increasing trends were found for the concentrations of all hygiene-PYR metabolites from 2006 to 2015 (Jonckheere-Terpstra test, p < 0.001). The concentrations of FB-Al and CH3OCH2-FB-Al were higher in summer than in winter (Mann Whitney-U test, p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that, in Japanese children, exposure to hygiene-PYRs has increased over the past decade, and that children are exposed to higher levels of hygiene-PYRs in summer than in winter.

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Eur J Nutr ; 59(3): 1263-1271, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31732850

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PURPOSE: Several epidemiological studies have demonstrated the health benefits of polyphenols, but the associations between polyphenol intake and mortality including total and major causes of death remain unclear. We investigated the associations between subjects' total polyphenol intake and their mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and other causes of death in a population-based cohort study in Japan. METHODS: A total of 29,079 residents of Takayama City, Japan were analyzed. Their dietary intake was assessed using a validated semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in 1992. Mortality was ascertained over the subsequent 16 years. The dietary polyphenol intake was calculated by matching the subjects' food consumption data with our original polyphenol content database. RESULTS: A total of 5339 deaths occurred during the follow-up. After multivariable adjustment, the highest quartile of total polyphenol intake compared with the lowest quartile was significantly associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality (HR: 0.93, 95% CI: 0.82-0.99, p trend = 0.003). The subjects in the highest quartile showed significantly lower CVD mortality compared to those in the lowest quartile, and among the types of CVD mortality, a strong inverse association was observed for stroke mortality. Inverse associations were also observed for mortality from other causes, specifically digestive disease. The total polyphenol intake was not significantly associated with the risk of cancer mortality. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this prospective study indicate that dietary total polyphenol intake in Japanese is inversely associated with all-cause mortality and mortality from cardiovascular and digestive diseases.

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J Nutr ; 150(2): 322-330, 2020 02 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31532489

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BACKGROUND: Available evidence for associations between sugar intake and body weight is largely from short-term controlled trials and studies focusing on sugar-sweetened beverages. Studies on long-term weight change related to the intake of types of sugar are thus needed. OBJECTIVE: We examined the associations between weight change and the intake of various types of carbohydrates, including starch, total sugars, and free or naturally occurring sugars and saccharides (i.e., glucose, fructose, sucrose, and lactose), among Japanese men and women. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 14,971 residents of Takayama City in Japan who were aged 35-69 y at the first survey in 1992 and responded to a self-administrated questionnaire at the second survey in 2002. We excluded those with cancer, coronary artery disease, stroke, or diabetes on the first survey and those with missing information about body weight on both surveys, leaving 13,229 participants for analysis (5879 men and 7350 women). Mean (95% CI) values of 10-y weight change according to types of carbohydrates were estimated using linear regression models with adjustment for total energy intake and other dietary and lifestyle factors. Dietary intake was assessed at the first survey using a validated FFQ. RESULTS: Among men, free sugar intake was associated with weight gain and the estimated means (95% CIs) of weight change were -0.60 (-0.67, -0.54), -0.31 (-0.38, -0.24), -0.12 (-0.19, -0.05), and 0.20 (0.13, 0.27) kg from the first to fourth quartiles (P-trend = 0.002). Moreover, high intakes of sucrose and fructose were associated with weight gain (P-trend: 0.018 for sucrose and 0.001 for fructose). Among women, the intake of any type of carbohydrate was not significantly associated with weight change. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggested that high intakes of free sugars, sucrose, and fructose were associated with long-term weight gain among Japanese men.


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Sacarose na Dieta/administração & dosagem , Frutose/administração & dosagem , Açúcares/administração & dosagem , Ganho de Peso , Adulto , Bebidas , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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J Epidemiol ; 30(7): 309-313, 2020 Jul 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204364

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BACKGROUND: The association of alcohol drinking with bladder cancer risk remains unclear in East Asian populations. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) enzyme oxidizes alcohol-metabolized carcinogenic acetaldehyde into acetate. It is well known that the inactive ALDH2 carriers, specific to East Asian populations, have an increased risk of several cancer types because of increased exposure to acetaldehyde after alcohol consumption. The aim of this study was to examine the association between alcohol drinking and bladder cancer risk using data from ten population-based prospective cohort studies in Japan, where approximately 40% of the population has inactive ALDH2 enzyme. METHODS: We analyzed 340,497 Japanese participants with average follow-up of 13.4 years. The association between alcohol drinking and bladder cancer risk was evaluated using Cox regression models within each study, and random-effects models were used to estimate pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs). RESULTS: During 4,729,071 person-years, 936 men and 325 women were newly diagnosed with bladder cancer. Our results showed no evidence of significant association between alcohol drinking and bladder cancer risk even among men who consumed alcohol of ≥69 g/week, with HR of 1.02 (95% CI, 0.79-1.33). The null result was observed consistently among women. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings do not support an association between alcohol drinking and bladder cancer risk in the Japanese, at least without consideration of the polymorphisms of alcohol-metabolizing enzymes.

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J Epidemiol ; 30(5): 213-218, 2020 May 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31006716

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BACKGROUND: The association between the number of teeth and mortality among community-dwelling people has been examined in many epidemiological studies. However, few Japanese studies have included cancer mortality as an endpoint. We prospectively investigated the association between number of remaining teeth and all-cause and cancer mortality in a Japanese community. METHODS: This study included participants in the Takayama Study who were aged 35-70 years old at baseline in 1992. Information on the number of remaining teeth was obtained from 11,273 participants via questionnaire at the second survey in 2002. The response rate was 66.9%. Deaths and their causes were ascertained during 11.8 years of follow-up. RESULTS: A total of 1,098 deaths (435 cancer-related and 235 cardiovascular-related) were identified during the follow-up period. After adjusting for covariates, participants with 0 to 9 teeth were at moderate but significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality (hazard ratio [HR] 1.19; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.03-1.39) and cancer mortality (HR 1.31; 95% CI, 1.03-1.67) compared to those with 20 or more teeth. With regard to cancer site, a significant association was observed for lung cancer (HR for 0-9 teeth vs. 20 or more teeth, 1.75; 95% CI, 1.08-2.83). This association was somewhat strengthened among never-smokers (HR 3.56; 95% CI, 1.02-12.45). CONCLUSIONS: We observed that a lower number of remaining teeth was significantly associated with increased risk from all-cause and lung cancer mortality. Further studies on the number of teeth and lung and other types of cancer are needed.

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Jpn J Clin Oncol ; 49(10): 972-984, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31790152

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BACKGROUND: Coffee and green tea, two popular drinks in the Japanese, have recently drawn much attention as potential protective factors against the occurrence of liver cancer. METHODS: We systematically reviewed epidemiologic studies on coffee, green tea and liver cancer among Japanese populations. Original data were obtained by searching the MEDLINE (PubMed) and Ichushi databases, complemented with manual searches. The evaluation was performed in terms of the magnitude of association in each study and the strength of evidence ('convincing', 'probable', 'possible', or 'insufficient'), together with biological plausibility. RESULTS: We identified four cohort and four case-control studies on coffee and liver cancer and six cohort and one case-control studies on green tea and liver cancer. All cohort and case-control studies on coffee reported a weak to strong inverse association, with a summary relative risk (RR) for one cup increase being 0.72 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.66-0.79). Conversely, all studies but two cohort studies on green tea reported no association, with a corresponding summary RR of 0.99 (95% CI 0.97-1.01, P = 0.37). CONCLUSION: Coffee drinking 'probably' decreases the risk of primary liver cancer among the Japanese population whereas the evidence on an association between green tea and liver cancer is 'insufficient' in this population.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Café/química , Estudos Epidemiológicos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/epidemiologia , Chá/química , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Japão/epidemiologia , Masculino , Risco , Fatores de Risco
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