Itsuro Yoshimi

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BACKGROUND An association between coffee drinking and reduced risk of liver cancer has been suggested by animal studies, but epidemiologic evidence of such an association in a high-risk population is lacking. We conducted a large-scale population-based cohort study of the association between coffee drinking and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a Japanese(More)
Trends in the incidence rate of lung cancer by histological type were examined, based on data from the Osaka Cancer Registry (OCR), Japan and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER), USA. Among males, an increasing trend was observed for adenocar-cinoma in both registries. In the OCR, the incidence rate of adenocarcinoma has recently(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that there is an inverse association between osteoarthritis (OA) and osteoporosis. However, the relationship of bone mass to OA in a Japanese population whose rates of OA are different from Caucasians remains uncertain. METHODS We studied the association of appendicular bone mineral density (second metacarpal; mBMD) and(More)
Age-standardized rates (ASRs; using 1985 Japanese standard population) for Breast cancer mortality for 1960–2000 are shown for Japan, the USA, the UK, France and Italy (Fig. 1). Over this period, ASRs of breast cancer among women from the USA, the UK, France and Italy decreased following the peak around 1990. ASRs for Japanese women were much lower than(More)
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