Yasumi Kimura

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High intake of red meat has been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer in Western countries. There has been much interest in the role of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in colorectal cancer prevention, but epidemiological findings are limited and inconsistent. The objective of our study was to examine associations of meat, fish and fat(More)
OBJECTIVES Evidence is limited on the relation between metabolic syndrome and depressive symptoms. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between metabolic syndrome and depressive symptoms in a Japanese working population. METHODS The study subjects comprised 458 municipal employees (age range 21-67 years) from two(More)
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, whose populace consume large amounts of fish. To test the hypothesis that high palmitic, palmitoleic, and dihomo-γ-linolenic acids and low levels of linoleic and(More)
Epidemiologic evidence supporting a protective role of calcium and vitamin D in colorectal carcinogenesis has been accumulating in Western populations, but it is limited in Asian populations, whose intake of calcium is relatively low. We investigated the association of intakes of these nutrients with colorectal cancer risk in Japanese. Study subjects were(More)
Epidemiologic studies based on quantitative estimation of food and nutrient intake have been limited in Japan. We evaluated validity and reproducibility of a personal computer (PC)-assisted dietary interview used in the Fukuoka Colorectal Cancer Study. The subjects were 28 participants as controls in a population-based case-control study. Four 7-day diet(More)
  • Yasumi Kimura
  • [Nihon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of…
  • 2006
Colorectal cancer demonstrates high incidences in the developed countries and is the second largest cause of deaths from neoplasia. In Japan, about 12% of all cancer deaths are due to colorectal cancer and the rate continues to increase remarkably. Dietary factors are clearly linked to the development of tumors in the colorectum, and the increase in(More)
OBJECTIVE It remains unsettled whether dietary patterns play a role in insulin resistance. We assessed the association of major dietary patterns with C-peptide concentrations in a Japanese working population. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in 456 municipal employees (270 men and 186 women) 21 to 67 y old who participated in a health survey(More)
Obesity is an important risk factor for lifestyle diseases. There has been much interest in the role of eating behavior in the development of obesity, but findings from population-based epidemiologic studies are limited and inconsistent. The objective of our cross-sectional study was to examine the association between eating behavior and prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND PUFAs are susceptible to lipid peroxidation and play a role in inflammation, both of which can induce oxidative stress. However, the relation of PUFA to oxidative DNA damage in humans is elusive. OBJECTIVE We examined the association between concentrations of circulatory PUFAs and urinary 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoGua) in Japanese men and(More)
OBJECTIVE Dietary fiber may play a favorable role in mood through gut microbiota, but epidemiologic evidence linking mood to dietary fiber intake is scarce in free-living populations. We investigated cross-sectionally the associations of dietary intakes of total, soluble, insoluble, and sources of fiber with depressive symptoms among Japanese workers. (More)
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