Relationship between lifestyle factors and defecation in a Japanese population.

  title={Relationship between lifestyle factors and defecation in a Japanese population.},
  author={Shigeyuki Nakaji and Shoji Tokunaga and Juichi Sakamoto and Masahiro Todate and Tadashi Shimoyama and Takashi Umeda and Kazuo Shunji Sugawara},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  volume={41 6},
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of accurate data regarding any association in the general population between defecation and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, physique, and childbirth. AIMS OF THE STUDY To evaluate the effects of such lifestyle factors on defecation among regional residents of Japan. METHODS Residents (n = 1,699) of northern Japan, aged over 40 years, were surveyed in 1995 using a questionnaire to assess their lifestyle factors (diet, beverage consumption, exercise… CONTINUE READING
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