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Dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome in a Japanese working population
BackgroundMetabolic syndrome has become a major public health concern, but the role of diet in the etiology of this syndrome is not well understood. This study investigated the association betweenExpand
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Dietary patterns and colorectal cancer in a Japanese population: the Fukuoka Colorectal Cancer Study.
Few studies have addressed the relation between dietary patterns and colorectal cancer in Japan. We investigated dietary patterns in relation to colorectal cancer risk in a community-basedExpand
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Quality of diet and mortality among Japanese men and women: Japan Public Health Center based prospective study
Objective To examine the association between adherence to the Japanese Food Guide Spinning Top and total and cause specific mortality. Design Large scale population based prospective cohort study inExpand
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Dietary intake of minerals in relation to depressive symptoms in Japanese employees: the Furukawa Nutrition and Health Study.
OBJECTIVE Although intake of minerals has been suggested to be beneficial against depression, epidemiologic data from free-living settings are limited. The aim of this study was to determine theExpand
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Green tea and coffee consumption is inversely associated with depressive symptoms in a Japanese working population.
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between the consumption of green tea, coffee and caffeine and depressive symptoms. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. Consumption of green tea and coffee wasExpand
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Dairy consumption is associated with decreased insulin resistance among the Japanese.
Beneficial effects of dairy consumption in preventing obesity and metabolic syndrome have been suggested, but the association between dairy intake and insulin resistance (IR) is not clear. To testExpand
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Dietary glycemic index, glycemic load and incidence of type 2 diabetes in Japanese men and women: the Japan public health center-based prospective study
BackgroundJapanese diets contain a relatively high amount of carbohydrates, and its high dietary glycemic index and glycemic load may raise the risk of diabetes in the Japanese population. TheExpand
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Vegetable and fruit intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study.
Vegetable and fruit intake has been associated with a reduced risk of cancer and CVD, but its relationship to the risk of type 2 diabetes remains unclear. We prospectively examined the associationExpand
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Association of dietary patterns with serum adipokines among Japanese: a cross-sectional study
BackgroundDiet may influence disease risk by modulating adipokines. Although some foods and nutrients have been linked to circulating adipokine levels, little is known about the role of dietaryExpand
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High levels of stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, and dihomo-γ-linolenic acid and low levels of linoleic acid in serum cholesterol ester are associated with high insulin resistance.
The association of fatty acid composition with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes has been reported in Western populations, but there is limited evidence of this association among the Japanese,Expand
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