Betty Zhou

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The objective of this study was to examine temporal and regional variations of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) in a retrospective study using Japanese national surveillance data from 2001 to 2010. We calculated the incidence of sCJD by age and sex, derived the standardized incidence in each of the 47 prefectures, and performed spatial disease(More)
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater [1]. In 1997, the WHO declared obesity as a global epidemic in developed and developing countries, with obesity rates continuing to increase exponentially [1]. In 1995, 200 million adults worldwide were obese and this number rapidly increased to 600(More)
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