Etsuji Suzuki

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PURPOSE To investigate the association between green tea consumption and mortality from all causes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among elderly people. METHODS In a population-based, prospective cohort study, a total of 14,001 elderly residents (aged 65-84 years), randomly chosen from all 74 municipalities in Shizuoka, Japan, completed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between sleep duration and mortality in the elderly by controlling for sleep quality. METHOD Data were collected from participants in a cohort study in Shizuoka, Japan. A total of 14,001 elderly residents (aged 65-85 years), randomly chosen from all 74 municipalities in the prefecture, completed questionnaires(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the potential difference in the relationship between bonding versus bridging social capital and health outcomes. We sought to examine the association between these different types of social capital and self-rated health in a population-based study. METHODS In February 2009, 4000 residents of Okayama City (aged 20-80 y)(More)
BACKGROUND After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011, radioactive elements were released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Based on prior knowledge, concern emerged about whether an increased incidence of thyroid cancer among exposed residents would occur as a result. METHODS After the release, Fukushima Prefecture(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity recommendations for older adults with poor health needs to be understood. PURPOSE This study aims to examine the association between the frequency of physical activity and mortality among a sample of elderly subjects, most of whom were under treatment for pre-existing disease. METHODS Data on the frequency of leisure-time(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the association between individual-level social capital and physical activity. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In February 2009, data were collected in a population-based cross-sectional survey in Okayama city, Japan. A cluster-sampling approach was used to randomly select 4,000 residents from 20 school districts. A total of 2260(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between workplace factors and the development of hypertension remains uncertain. We examined the risk of hypertension as a function of workplace social capital, that is, social cohesion, trust and reciprocity in the workplace. METHODS A total of 11 777 male and 49 145 female employees free of chronic hypertension at baseline in(More)
OBJECTIVES The number of studies investigating the health effects of long-term exposure to air pollution is increasing, however, most studies have been conducted in Western countries. The health status of Asian populations may be different to that of Western populations and may, therefore, respond differently to air pollution exposure. Therefore, we(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between shift work and diabetes mellitus by separating shift workers according to the intensity of their shift work (seasonal shift work and continuous shift work). Between May and October 2009, we collected data from annual health checkups and questionnaires at a manufacturing company in Shizuoka,(More)