Yoshimi Tatsukawa

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BACKGROUND Although an association between benign digestive diseases and smoking or drinking habits was reported, consistent results have not been obtained either in European, American or Japanese populations. METHODS Smoking and alcohol habits as risk factors for the incidence of gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis as well(More)
There is no convincing evidence regarding radiation-induced heritable risks of adult-onset multifactorial diseases in humans, although it is important from the standpoint of protection and management of populations exposed to radiation. The objective of the present study was to examine whether parental exposure to atomic-bomb (A-bomb) radiation led to an(More)
The objective of this study was to find optimal traits for inclusion in selection criteria by estimating genetic parameters for direct genetic, maternal genetic, and common environmental effects for growth traits before 60 d of age and for the number of teats under an open breeding population, and to evaluate genetic relationships for traits at 60 d of age.(More)
IMPORTANCE Few studies have evaluated the association of radiation dose with thyroid nodules among adults exposed to radiation in childhood. OBJECTIVE To evaluate radiation dose responses on the prevalence of thyroid nodules in atomic bomb survivors exposed in childhood. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This survey study investigated 3087 Hiroshima and(More)
In two previous nation-wide surveys in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Japanese indoor radon concentrations increased in homes built after the mid 1970s. In order to ascertain whether this trend continued, a nation-wide survey was conducted from 2007 to 2010. In total 3,900 houses were allocated to 47 prefectures by the Neyman allocation method and 3,461(More)
Although several studies have shown that high WBC count is a risk factor for hypertension, the relationship between WBC count and the incidence of hypertension in Japanese is poorly understood, as are the effects of WBC components on that relationship. Our objective was to verify in a Japanese population whether WBC or differential WBC count predicts(More)
BACKGROUND The length of the interval between age at menarche and age at first birth is positively associated with breast cancer risk. We examined the risk of breast cancer in atomic bomb survivors to investigate whether women exposed to radiation between menarche and first birth had a higher risk of radiogenic breast cancer than women exposed at the same(More)
In studying the late health effects of atomic-bomb (A-bomb) survivors, earlier findings were that white blood cell (WBC) count increased with radiation dose in cross-sectional studies. However, a persistent effect of radiation on WBC count and other risk factors has yet to be confirmed. The objectives of the present study were 1) to examine the longitudinal(More)
Given the well-documented association of in utero radiation exposure with childhood cancer and developmental impairments, the possibility of effects on adult onset diseases is an important issue. The objectives of the present study were to examine the effects of atomic bomb radiation dose on the incidence of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and(More)
The first study to examine whether parental radiation exposure leads to increased heritable risk of common adult-onset multifactorial diseases (i.e., hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, ischemic heart disease, and stroke) was conducted among 11,951 participants in the clinical examination program out of a potential of 24,673 mail survey(More)