Yasuo Furuta

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OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that the questionnaire reported by Carlsson et al. has high sensitivity in diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is considered to be one of the most useful diagnostic tools for GERD. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability of the questionnaire to identify gastroesophageal reflux (GER)(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the duration of diabetes and esophageal dysfunction. We examined 66 patients with type 2 diabetes. Duration of diabetes was determined by asking patients and from their medical records. The patients were divided into three groups according to the duration of their diabetes: group A, 1–4 years, n =(More)
Desi-type chickpeas, which have long been used as a natural treatment for diabetes, have been reported to lower visceral adiposity, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance induced by a chronic high-fat diet in rats. In this study, in order to examine the effects of chickpeas of this type in an in vitro system, we used the 3T3-L1 mouse cell line, a subclone of(More)
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