Fung-Chang Sung

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The relationship between diet and colorectal cancer has been previously demonstrated and supported with strong epidemiological evidence. The role of genetic polymorphisms has, however, been less well elaborated upon. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study including 727 cases and 736 healthy controls to evaluate the associations of the polymorphic(More)
Alkylphenol polyethoxylates (APEO), alkylphenols combined with ethylene oxide, are a class of nonionic surfactants. APEO have been widely used for industrial, agricultural and household applications, and are biodegraded to more persistent and estrogen-active products, namely, nonylphenol (NP), octylphenol (OP), butylphenol (BP), nonylphenol monoethoxylate(More)
CONTEXT Despite a disturbing trend of increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in childhood, little is known about the epidemiology of childhood type 2 DM, especially in the Taiwanese population. OBJECTIVE To study the rate and risk factors for childhood type 2 DM based on a nationwide screening program in Taiwan. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
This study compared the prevalence of asthma with climate and air pollutant data to determine the relationship between asthma prevalence and these factors. We conducted a nationwide survey of respiratory illness and symptoms in middle-school students in Taiwan. Lifetime prevalences of physician-diagnosed asthma and of typical symptoms of asthma were(More)
Background:To evaluate the possible association between paediatric head computed tomography (CT) examination and increased subsequent risk of malignancy and benign brain tumour.Methods:In the exposed cohort, 24 418 participants under 18 years of age, who underwent head CT examination between 1998 and 2006, were identified from the Taiwan National Health(More)
OBJECTIVES:Using population-based representative insurance claims data, the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, as well as whether DM medications alter the risk of developing HCC were investigated.METHODS:From the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 19,349 newly diagnosed DM patients 20(More)
Recent studies relating to the association between DNA repair-gene polymorphisms and colorectal cancer risk would, to the best of our knowledge, appear to be very limited. This study was designed to examine the polymorphisms associated with three DNA repair genes, namely: XRCC1 Arg399Gln, XRCC3 Thr241Met and XPD Lys751Gln, and investigate their role as(More)
This hospital-based case-control study examined whether polymorphic DNA repair genes: XRCC1 Arg399Gln, XRCC3 Thr241Met and XPD Lys751Gln, play a role in the susceptibility to colorectal cancer. We genotyped these polymorphisms for 727 newly diagnosed colorectal adenocarcinoma cases and 736 age and sex matched healthy controls in Taiwan. Although the(More)
Oxidative stress has been associated with the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) modulate the elimination of free radical. We conducted a case-control study to examine the interaction between oxidative stress and GSTs polymorphisms on colorectal cancer risk. This study recruited 727 pathologically confirmed colorectal(More)
The prevalence of allergic rhinitis, a common respiratory disorder, may be rapidly increasing. Epidemiological studies, however, indicate little about its association with climatic factors and air pollution. The relationship between traffic-related air pollutants and allergic rhinitis in middle-school students was therefore investigated. In a nationwide(More)