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Mortalities from selected sites of cancer among 5,130 male Japanese physicians followed up for 19 years were examined in relation to smoking and drinking habits surveyed in 1965. With smoking habit classified into three categories (never/past, 1-19 and greater than or equal to 20 cigarettes/day) and drinking habit into four (never/past, occasional, less(More)
The aim of this nationwide study was to determine the recent incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease, i.e., Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), in Japan. We mailed out a preliminary examination sheet with diagnostic criteria, asking about the presence of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, to all hospitals in Japan that(More)
SNCA duplication is a recognized cause of familial Parkinson's disease (PD). We aimed to explore the genetic and clinical variability in the disease manifestation. Molecular characterization was performed using real-time PCR, SNP arrays, and haplotype analysis. We further studied those patients who were found to harbor SNCA duplication with olfactory(More)
n engl j med 360;17 nejm.org april 23, 2009 1792 McAdams M, Staffa J, Dal Pan G. Estimating the extent of 1. reporting to FDA: a case study of statin-associated rhabdomyolysis. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008;17:229-39. Abraham SC, Cruz-Correa M, Lee LA, Yardley JH, Wu T-T. 2. Alendronate-associated esophageal injury: pathologic and endoscopic features. Mod(More)
BACKGROUND Attention has long been drawn to the potentially harmful effects of coffee on health, however recent epidemiological studies have suggested unexpected, possibly beneficial effects of coffee against the occurrence of alcoholic liver cirrhosis and upon serum liver enzyme levels. METHODS We examined the potential inverse association between coffee(More)
The relationship between drinking habit surveyed in 1965 and cause-specific mortality over 19 years was investigated in 5135 male Japanese physicians taking into account smoking habit and separating ex-drinker from non-drinker. As compared with non-drinkers, daily drinkers with high consumption had a significantly increased mortality from all causes.(More)
Ceruloplasmin, a multi-copper ferroxidase that affects the distribution of tissue iron, has antioxidant effects through the oxidation of ferrous iron to ferric iron. Aceruloplasminemia is an inherited disorder of iron metabolism due to the complete lack of ceruloplasmin ferroxidase activity caused by mutations in the ceruloplasmin gene. It is characterized(More)
Physical activity and dietary habits were compared between 80 men with adenomatous polyps of the sigmoid colon and 1148 men with normal colonoscopy among male retiring self-defense officials. Physical activity as expressed in terms of time spent doing strenuous activities during leisure time was inversely related to the risk of adenomatous polyps.(More)
A case-control study of gastric cancer was done in a rural area of northern Kyushu, Japan, in relation to dietary habits especially focusing on the relationship with the consumption of broiled fish. The study was based upon 139 cases of newly diagnosed gastric cancer at a single institution, 2,574 hospital controls and 278 controls sampled randomly from the(More)
The relation of serum glycoproteins and C-reactive protein (CRP) to severity of coronary atherosclerosis was examined in 133 men and 92 women undergoing coronary angiography. The following serum glycoproteins were determined: alpha 1-antitrypsin, alpha 1-acid glycoprotein, alpha 2-macroglobulin, ceruloplasmin, haptoglobin, fibrinogen, C4b binding protein,(More)