Naoki Tokimitsu

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been reported to be associated with an increased risk of site-specific cancers; however, few studies have assessed associations of DM with both total and site-specific cancers in Japan. We examined the association of a history of DM with cancer incidence in a population-based prospective cohort study in Japan. A total of 14 173(More)
The effects of soy or isoflavone intake on breast cancer need to be examined further in epidemiologic studies. We assessed the associations of soy and isoflavone intake with breast cancer incidence in a population-based prospective cohort study in Japan. Participants were members from the Takayama study, aged 35 years or older in 1992. The follow-up was(More)
Although several experimental studies suggested that soy isoflavone intake inhibits the growth of stomach cancer, previous epidemiological studies have observed inconsistent results. We evaluated the associations of soy or isoflavone intake with stomach cancer incidence after considering several lifestyle factors, including salt intake, in a(More)
The effects of smoking on breast cancer remain unclear. We assessed the associations of subjects' or husbands' smoking status with breast cancer incidence in a population-based prospective study in Japan. The subjects were 15 719 women aged 35 years or older. The follow up was conducted from September 1992 to March 2008. Cancer incidence was mainly(More)
A 40-year-old hypothyroid female who had been treated with synthetic thyroxine was admitted to our hospital in October 1988 due to abnormal liver function tests. She had low serum free triiodothyronine (T3; 2.3 pg/ml) and high serum thyrotropin (TSH; 20.8 microU/ml) concentrations. On the other hand, the serum free thyroxine (FT4) level was inappropriately(More)
Compared with the abundant data from Western countries, evidence regarding meat consumption and colorectal cancer is limited in the Japanese population. We evaluated colorectal cancer risk in relation to meat consumption in a population-based prospective cohort study in Japan. Participants were 13 957 men and 16 374 women aged ≥35 years in September 1992.(More)
A 41-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis had nontender enlarged thyroid gland. Thyroid function tests revealed increased concentrations of serum free T3 (FT3, 10.8 pmol/L) and free T4 (FT4, 31.1 pmol/L) with suppressed concentration of thyrotropin (TSH, lower than 0.1 mU/L) and low 24-hour thyroidal radioactive iodine uptake (1.6%). Serum thyrotropin(More)
Alpha-interferon (IFN-alpha) was used for the treatment of chronic active hepatitis C in a 30-year-old woman who was euthyroid but had low titers of antithyroid antibodies before treatment. Two months after the initiation of IFN-alpha therapy she became thyrotoxic. She had nontender diffuse goiter. A laboratory examination revealed elevated levels of serum(More)