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Department of Hygiene

Members(As of October 2021)

Professor Akira Fujiyoshi
Associate Professor Aya Higashiyama
Assistant Professor Shigeki Takemura
Harumitsu Suzuki
Graduate student
(Doctoral Degree program)
Noriyoshi Nishimura
Zhang Yan
Naoki Aono
Kuniko Yuri
Graduate student
(Doctoral Degree program)
Bassole Epse Brou Maggy Audrey Murielle
Graduate student
(Master's Degree program)
Sawako Deguchi
Part-time lecturer Kenji Matsumoto
Naoko Nagai
Toshio Kawai
Ikuharu Morioka
Kouichi Yoshimasu
Doctoral research fellow Toshiya Kayamura
Taro Tomura
Katsushi Yokoi
Research student Masahito Uchino
Research support personnel Shizu Nishimoto

Activities

Conceived in disease prevention and health promotion, the Department of Hygiene, a discipline of social medicine, is interested in a variety of research areas including environmental health, occupational health, mental health, school health, community health and care welfare, mainly via field works. Especially, the Department has been participating in special health examinations for hand-arm vibration syndrome among vibrating tool operators in forestry for more than 30 years. Based on these activities, the Department has been continuously engaged in the research of hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Research interests

  1. Epidemiological study on determinants of lifestyle-related diseases including atherosclerotic diseases
  2. Cognitive decline/Dementia and their relationship with cardiovascular diseases
  3. Influences of cigarette/tobacco smoking (including new types of tobacco products) upon human health and society
  4. Determinants of longevity and successful aging (utilizing secondary data)
  5. Elucidation of pathology in hand-arm vibration syndrome and establishment of its novel diagnostic system
  6. Fundamental studies to assess the usefulness of novel vibration perception meters developed on the ISO standard
  7. Epidemiological studies for risk factors and comorbidities of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children

2014- April 2020

Original Papers and Miscellaneous

  1. Fujiyoshi A. "Progression" of a risk factor on cardiovascular outcome: A valuable point, a questionable interpretation (invited commentary). Eur J Prev Cardiol 2020 Feb;27(3):231-233.
  2. Khan MMH, Fujiyoshi A, Shiino A, Hisamatsu T. et al. The Association Between Coronary Artery Calcification and Subclinical Cerebrovascular Diseases in Men: An Observational Study. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2020 Jan 22. doi: 10.5551/jat.51284. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Siddiquee AT, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A, Miyagawa N, Saito Y, Suzuki H, Kondo K, Yamauchi H, Ito T, Segawa H, Tooyama I, Miura K, Ueshima H; SESSA Research Group. Alcohol consumption and cognitive function in elderly Japanese men. Alcohol. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0741-8329(19)30223-X. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2020.01.001. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Fuse K, Kadota A, Kondo K, Morino K, Fujiyoshi A, Hisamatsu T. et al. Liver fat accumulation assessed by computed tomography is an independent risk factor for diabetes mellitus in a population-based study: SESSA (Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis). Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 160 108002.
  5. Liu Z, Zaid M, Hisamatsu T, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Elevated fasting blood glucose levels are associated with lower cognitive function, with a threshold in non-diabetic individuals: a population-based study. J Epidemiol. 2020 Mar 5;30(3):121-127
  6. Miyazawa I, Miura K, Miyagawa N, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Relationship between carbohydrate and dietary fibre intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in Japanese: 24-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2020; 74:67-76.
  7. Mehmet Eskin, Ulrich S. Tran, Mauro Giovanni Carta, Senel Poyrazli, Chris Flood, Anwar Mechri, Amira Shaheen, Mohsen Janghorbani, Yousef Khader,Kouichi Yoshimasu et al., Is Individualism Suicidogenic? Findings From a Multinational Study of Young Adults From 12 Countries. Front. Psychiatry 11:259.
  8. Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Ohkubo T. et al. Proteinuria and Reduced Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate are Independently Associated with Lower Cognitive Abilities in Apparently Healthy Community-Dwelling Elderly Men in Japan: A Cross-sectional Study. J Epidemiol. 2019 May 25. (doi:10.2188/jea.JE20180258)
  9. Fujiyoshi A. Eczema and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Heightened Awareness Needed (invited commentary). J Atheroscler Thromb. 2019 Sep 1;26(9):760-761.
  10. Shitara S, Fujiyoshi A, Hisamatsu T. et al. Intracranial Artery Stenosis and Its Association With Conventional Risk Factors in a General Population of Japanese Men. Stroke. 2019 Oct;50(10):2967-2969.
  11. Kondo K, Miura K, Tanaka-Mizuno S, Fujiyoshi A, et al. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Chart by Dietary Factors in Japan- NIPPON DATA80. Circ J. 2019;83(6):1254-1260.
  12. Kunimura A, Himuro N, Fujiyoshi A, Segawa H, Ohnishi H, Saitoh S. The effects of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors on mortality, cardiovascular events, and renal events in hypertensive patients with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Hypertens Res. 2019;42(5):669-680.
  13. Kurihara A, Okamura T, Sugiyama D, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Vegetable Protein Intake was Inversely Associated with Cardiovascular Mortality in a 15-Year Follow-Up Study of the General Japanese Population. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2019;26(2):198-206.
  14. Liu L, Miura K, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A. et al. The impact of sex on risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in adults with or without diabetes mellitus: A comparison between the U.S. and Japan. J Diabetes Complications. 2019;33(6):417-423.
  15. Liu Y, Fujiyoshi A, Arima H, et al. Anthropometric Obesity Indices were Stronger than CT-Based Indices in Associations with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Japanese Men. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2019 Dec 1;26(12):1102-1114
  16. Mahajan H, Choo J, Masaki K, Fujiyoshi A,et al. Serum long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and aortic calcification in middle-aged men: The population-based cross-sectional ERA-JUMP study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2019 Aug;29(8):837-846.
  17. Mahajan H, Zaid M. Mackey R, Kadota A, Vishnu A, Fujiyoshi A, Sekikawa A. et al. Lipoprotein Particle Distributions and Coronary Artery Calcification in US White and Japanese Men Aged 40-49 Years. Open Heart 2019; 6: e001119.(doi:10.1136/openhrt-2019-001119)
  18. Hisamatsu T, Liu K, Chan C, Krefman AE, Fujiyoshi A, Budoff MJ, Miura K, Lloyd-Jones DM, Ueshima H. Coronary Artery Calcium Progression Among the US and Japanese Men. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 12(2) e008104
  19. Okuda N, Kadota A, Nishi N, Fujiyoshi A, et al. Association of Work Situation With Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Among Working-Age Japanese Men- A 20-Year Follow-up of NIPPON DATA90. Circ J. 2019;83(7):1506-1513.
  20. Satoh A, Arima H, Hozawa A, Fujiyoshi A. et al. The association of home and accurately measured office blood pressure with coronary artery calcification among general Japanese men. J Hypertens. 2019;37(8):1676-1681.
  21. Sekikawa A, Mahajan H, Kadowaki S, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Association of blood levels of marine omega-3 fatty acids with coronary calcification and calcium density in Japanese men. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019;73(5):783-792.
  22. Shibata Y, Ojima T, Nakamura M, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Associations of Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight With High Serum Total Cholesterol Level Over 30 Years Among the Japanese Elderly: NIPPON DATA 80, 90, and 2010. J Epidemiol. 2019;29(4):133-138.
  23. Sumi M, Hisamatsu T, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Association of Alcohol Consumption With Fat Deposition in a Community-Based Sample of Japanese Men: The Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis (SESSA). J Epidemiol. 2019;29(6):205-212.
  24. Thi Minh Nguyen T, Miura K, Tanaka-Mizuno S, Fujiyoshi A. et al. Association of blood pressure with estimates of 24-h urinary sodium and potassium excretion from repeated single-spot urine samples. Hypertens Res. 2019;42(3):411-418.
  25. Eskin M, Poyrazli S, Janghorbani M, Bakhshi S, Carta MG, Moro MF, Tran US, Voracek M, Mechri A, Aidoudi K, Hamdan M, Nawafleh H, Sun JM, Flood C, Phillips L, Yoshimasu K, Tsuno K, Kujan O, Harlak H, Khader Y, Shaheen A, Taifour S. The Role of Religion in Suicidal Behavior, Attitudes and Psychological Distress Among University Students: A Multinational Study. Transcult Psychiatry. 2019 Oct;56(5):853-877.
  26. Ito Y, Ueyama J, Nakayama SF, Isobe T, Oya N, Sato H, Ebara T, Yoshimasu K, Tsuno K, Tatsuta N, Nakai K, Kamijima M. Within-individual and interlaboratory variability analyses of urinary metabolites measurements of organophosphorus insecticides. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Feb 6. [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41370-019-0124-7]
  27. Promtes K, Kaewboonchoo O, Kawai T, Miyashita K, Panyapinyopol B, Kwonpongsagoon S, Takemura S. Human Exposure to Phthalates From House Dust in Bangkok, Thailand. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2019;54 (13):1269-1276.
  28. Yoshimasu K, Miyauchi N, Sato A, Yaegashi N, Nakai K, Hattori H, Arima T; Japan Environment and Children's Study Group. Assisted reproductive technologies are slightly associated with maternal lack of affection toward the newborn: The Japan Environment and Children's Study. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2020 Mar;46(3):434-444.
  29. Suzuki H, Kadota A, Okuda N et al. Socioeconomic and lifestyle factors associated with depressive tendencies in general Japanese men and women:NIPPON DATA2010. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine (2019) 24:37
  30. Shima A, Miyamatsu N, Miura K, Miyagawa N, Okuda N, Yoshita K, Kadota A, Suzuki H et al. Relationship of household salt intake level with long-term all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan: NIPPON DATA80. Hypertens Res. 2020 Feb;43(2):132-139
  31. Pham T, Fujiyoshi A, Arima H, Tanaka-Mizuno S, Hisamatsu T, Kadowaki S, Kadota A, Zaid M, Sekikawa A, Yamamoto T, Horie M, Miura K, Ueshima H, Group SR: Association of coronary artery calcification with estimated coronary heart disease risk from prediction models in a community-based sample of Japanese men: The Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis (SESSA). J Atheroscler Thromb, 2018; 25: 477-489.
  32. Fujiyoshi N, Arima H, Satoh A, Ojima T, Nishi N, Okuda N, Kadota A, Ohkubo T, Hozawa A, Nakaya N, Fujiyoshi A, Okamura T, Ueshima H, Okayama A, Miura K; NIPPON DATA2010 Research Group: Self-reported Sleep Duration and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in a General Population of Japanese Men. 2018 Jul 1;25(7):606-620.
  33. Mahajan H, Choo J, Masaki K, Fujiyoshi A, Guo J, Hisamatsu T, Evans R, Shangguan S, Willcox B, Okamura T, Vishnu A, Barinas-Mitchell E, Ahuja V, Miura K, Kuller L, Shin C, Ueshima H and Sekikawa A. Association of alcohol consumption and aortic calcification in healthy men aged 40-49 years for the ERA JUMP Study. Atherosclerosis 268:84-91, 2018
  34. Okamoto S, Okamura T, Sugiyama D, Hayakawa T, Nakamura Y, Miyagawa N, Kurita S, Takashima N, Ohkubo T, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Okayama A and Ueshima H. Overweight or underweight and the risk of decline in activities of daily living in a 22-year cohort study of a Japanese sample. Geriatr Gerontol Int. Jan 22, 2018. [Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1111/ggi.13247.]
  35. Yoshimasu K, Sato A, Miyauchi N, Tsuno K, Nishigori H, Nakai K, Arima T, Japan Environment & Children’s Study Group: Lack of association between receiving assisted reproductive technologies treatment and parental psychological distress during pregnancy: Preliminary findings of the Japan Environment and Children’s Study. Reprod Biomed Soc Online, 2018 (in press)
  36. Yasuyuki Nakamura, Akira Narita, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Yoichi Sutoh, Atsushi Shimizu, Seiko Ohno, Naoyuki Takashima, Harumitsu Suzuki et al., A Genome-wide Association Study in the Diabetic Patients Finds the 13q35.43-35.46 Locus Associated with Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate: The Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort Study, J Clin Diabetes 2018, Vol 2(2): 102
  37. Ahuja V, Masaki K, Vishnu A, Ye L, Wilcox B, Wassel C, Fujiyoshi A, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Miura K, Ueshima H, Rodriguez BL, Edmundowicz D, Sekikawa A, ERA JUMP Study: Progression of coronary artery calcium in Japanese American men and white men in the ERA JUMP study. Int J Cardiol 228:672-676, 2017
  38. Ahuja V, Miura K, Vishnu A, Fujiyoshi A, Evans R, Zaid M, Miyagawa N, Hisamatsu T, Kadota A, Okamura T, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A: Significant inverse association of equol-producer status with coronary artery calcification but not dietary isoflavones in healthy Japanese men. Br J Nutr 117:260-266, 2017
  39. Fujiyoshi A, Jacobs DR, Jr., Alonso A, Luchsinger JA, Rapp SR, Duprez DA: Validity of Death Certificate and Hospital Discharge ICD Codes for Dementia Diagnosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 31:168-172, 2017
  40. Fujiyoshi A, Jacobs DR, Jr., Fitzpatrick AL, Alonso A, Duprez DA, Sharrett AR, Seeman T, Blaha MJ, Luchsinger JA, Rapp SR: Coronary Artery Calcium and Risk of Dementia in MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 May;10(5). pii: e005349
  41. Guo J, Fujiyoshi A, Masaki K, Vishnu A, Kadota A, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Hisamatsu T, Ahuja V, Takashima N, Evans RW, Willcox BJ, Miura K, Rodriguez B, Ueshima H, Kuller LH, Sekikawa A: The role of initial and longitudinal change in blood pressure on progression of arterial stiffness among multiethnic middle-aged men. J Hypertens 35:111-117, 2017
  42. Guo J, Fujiyoshi A, Willcox B, Choo J, Vishnu A, Hisamatsu T, Ahuja V, Takashima N, Barinas-Mitchell E, Kadota A, Evans RW, Miura K, Edmundowicz D, Masaki K, Shin C, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A, ERA Jump Study Group: Increased Aortic Calcification Is Associated With Arterial Stiffness Progression in Multiethnic Middle-Aged Men. Hypertension 69:102-108, 2017
  43. Hirata A, Okamura T, Sugiyama D, Kuwabara K, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Okuda N, Ohkubo T, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Impacts of chronic kidney disease and diabetes on cardiovascular mortality in a general Japanese population: A 20-year follow-up of the NIPPON DATA90 study. Eur J Prev Cardiol 24:505-513, 2017
  44. Satoh A, Arima H, Ohkubo T, Nishi N, Okuda N, Ae R, Inoue M, Kurita S, Murakami K, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A, Sakata K, Okamura T, Ueshima H, Okayama A, Miura K, Group NDR: Associations of socioeconomic status with prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in a general Japanese population: NIPPON DATA2010. J Hypertens 35:401-408, 2017
  45. Suzuki S, Arima H, Miyazaki S, Fujiyoshi A, Kadota A, Takashima N, Hisamatsu T, Kadowaki S, Zaid M, Torii S, Horie M, Murata K, Miura K, Ueshima H, SESSA_Research_Group: Self-reported Sleep Duration and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in a General Population of Japanese Men. J Atheroscler Thromb 24: (doi:.10.5551/jat.40527), 2017
  46. Shiozaki M, Miyai N, Morioka I, Utsumi M, Hattori S, Koike H, Arita M, Miyashita K: Job stress and behavioral characteristics in relation to coronary heart disease risk among Japanese police officers. Industrial Health 55(4): 369-380, 2017
  47. Aiba Y, Morioka I, Ohshiba S, Miyashita K: Prevalence of Raynaud’s Phenomenon and Countermeasures for Workers Using an Impact Wrench. J. Osaka Aoyama University. 2016; 9: 1-7 (Published on March 31, 2017.)
  48. Aiba Y, Ohshiba S, Miyashita K: Occupational health in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) among Japanese companies. J. Osaka Aoyama University. 2016; 9: 9-14. (Published on March 31, 2017.)
  49. Tsuji A, Nakayama M, Takifuji K, Yamaguchi M, Ueda I, Morioka I, Suzuki Y, Miyashita K: Effectiveness of Patient Group Meetings for Postoperative Patients with Defecatory Dysfunction. Int J Nurs Clin Pract 4(1): 260, 2017
  50. Katusic SK, Colligan RC, Myers SM, Voigt RG, Yoshimasu K, Stoeckel RE, Weaver AL: What can large population-based birth cohort study ask about past, present and future of children with disorders of development, learning and behaviour? J Epidemiol Community Health 71(4): 410-416, 2017
  51. Yoshimasu K, Barbaresi WJ, Colligan RC, Voigt RG, Killian JM, Weaver AL, Katusic SK: Psychiatric comorbidities modify the association between childhood ADHD and risk for suicidality: a population-based longitudinal study. J Atten Disord, 2017. doi: 10.1177/1087054717718264. (Article first published online: July 10, 2017.)
  52. Kondo T, Tokunaga S, Sugahara H, Yoshimasu K, Akamine M, Kanemitsu Y, Fujisawa K, Masuda Y, Kubo C: Are five viscera involved in anxiety and depression? Int J Complement Alt Med 6(2): 00180, 2017
  53. Saito S, Kawabata T, Tatsuta N, Kimura F, Miyazawa T, Mizuno S, Nishigori H, Arima T, Kagawa Y, Yoshimasu K, Tsuno K, Ito Y, Kamijima M, Nakai K, Yaegashi N, Miyagi Study Group of Japan Environment & Children’s Study: Determinants of polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations in erythrocytes of pregnant Japanese women from a birth cohort study: study protocol and baseline findings of an adjunct study of the Japan environment & Children’s study. Environ Health Prev Med 22: 2, 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12199-017-0636-5
  54. Tsuno K, Kawakami N, Shimazu A, Shimada K, Inoue A, P Leiter M: Workplace incivility in Japan: Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the modified Work Incivility Scale. J Occup Health 59(1): 46-54, 2017
  55. Imamura K, Kawakami N, Tsuno K, Tsuchiya M, Shimada K, Namba K, Shimazu A: Effects of web-based stress and depression literacy intervention on improving work engagement among workers with low work engagement: An Analysis of Secondary Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. J Occup Health 59(1): 46-54, 2017
  56. El-Saed A, Masaki K, Okamura T, Evans RW, Nakamura Y, Willcox BJ, Lee S, Maegawa H, Seto TB, Choo J, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A, The ERA JUMP Study Group: The Associations of C-Reactive Protein with Serum Levels of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Trans Fatty Acids Among Middle-Aged Men from Three Populations. J Nutr Health Aging 20:16-21, 2016
  57. Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Kadowaki S, Azuma K, Tanaka S, Hisamatsu T, Arima H, Kadota A, Miyagawa N, Takashima N, Ohkubo T, Saitoh Y, Torii S, Miyazawa I, Maegawa H, Murata K, Ueshima H, SESSA Research Group: Lifetime cigarette smoking is associated with abdominal obesity in a community-based sample of Japanese men: The Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis (SESSA). Prev Med Rep 4:225-232, 2016
  58. Fujiyoshi A, Polgreen LE, Gross MD, Reis JP, Sidney S, Jacobs DR, Jr.: Smoking habits and parathyroid hormone concentrations in young adults: The CARDIA study. Bone Rep 5:104-109, 2016
  59. Hirata A, Okamura T, Sugiyama D, Kuwabara K, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Okuda N, Ohkubo T, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group. The Relationship between Very High Levels of Serum High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cause-Specific Mortality in a 20-Year Follow-Up Study of Japanese General Population. J Atheroscler Thromb 23:800-809, 2016
  60. Hisamatsu T, Miura K, Arima H, Kadota A, Kadowaki S, Torii S, Suzuki S, Miyagawa N, Sato A, Yamazoe M, Fujiyoshi A, Ohkubo T, Yamamoto T, Murata K, Abbott RD, Sekikawa A, Horie M, Ueshima H, Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis Research Group. Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and Measures of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Multiple Vascular Beds in Japanese Men J Am Heart Assoc 5, 2016
  61. Ito T, Arima H, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Takashima N, Ohkubo T, Kadota A, Hayakawa T, Kita Y, Miyagawa N, Okayama A, Okamura T, Ueshima H, Group NIPPON DATA Research Group: Relationship between non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and the long-term mortality of cardiovascular diseases: NIPPON DATA 90. Int J Cardiol 220:262-267, 2016
  62. Iwahori T, Ueshima H, Torii S, Saito Y, Fujiyoshi A, Ohkubo T, Miura K: Four to seven random casual urine specimens are sufficient to estimate 24-h urinary sodium/potassium ratio in individuals with high blood pressure. J Hum Hypertens 30:328-334, 2016
  63. Kogure M, Tsuchiya N, Hozawa A, Nakaya N, Nakamura T, Miyamatsu N, Tanaka H, Wakabayashi I, Higashiyama A, Okuda N, Takashima N, Fujiyoshi A, Kadota A, Ohkubo T, Okamura T, Ueshima H, Okayama A, Miura K: Does the flushing response modify the relationship between alcohol intake and hypertension in the Japanese population? NIPPON DATA2010. Hypertens Res 39:670-679, 2016
  64. Michikawa T, Okamura T, Nitta H, Nishiwaki Y, Takebayashi T, Ueda K, Kadota A, Fujiyoshi A, Ohkubo T, Ueshima H, Okayama A, Miura K, NIPPON_DATA2010_Research_Group: Cross-sectional association between exposure to particulate matter and inflammatory markers in the Japanese general population: NIPPON DATA2010. Environ Pollut 213:460-467, 2016
  65. Nagai M, Ohkubo T, Miura K, Fujiyoshi A, Okuda N, Hayakawa T, Yoshita K, Arai Y, Nakagawa H, Nakamura K, Miyagawa N, Takashima N, Kadota A, Murakami Y, Nakamura Y, Abbott RD, Okamura T, Okayama A, Ueshima H, Group NDR: Association of Total Energy Intake with 29-Year Mortality in the Japanese: NIPPON DATA80. J Atheroscler Thromb 23:339-354, 2016
  66. Nguyen HN, Miyagawa N, Miura K, Okuda N, Yoshita K, Arai Y, Nakagawa H, Sakata K, Ojima T, Kadota A, Takashima N, Fujiyoshi A, Ohkubo T, Abbott RD, Okamura T, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON_DATA_Research_Group: Dietary tofu intake and long-term risk of death from stroke in a general population. Clin Nutr 2016
  67. Okamura T, Miura K, Sawamura T, Kadota A, Hisamatsu T, Fujiyoshi A, Miyamatsu N, Takashima N, Miyagawa N, Kadowaki T, Ohkubo T, Murakami Y, Nakamura Y, Ueshima H, SESSA Research Group: Serum level of LOX-1 ligand containing ApoB is associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness in Japanese community-dwelling men, especially those with hypercholesterolemia LOX-1 ligand and IMT in Japanese. J Clin Lipidol 10:172-180 e171, 2016
  68. Okayama A, Okuda N, Miura K, Okamura T, Hayakawa T, Akasaka H, Ohnishi H, Saitoh S, Arai Y, Kiyohara Y, Takashima N, Yoshita K, Fujiyoshi A, Zaid M, Ohkubo T, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio as a risk factor for stroke, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in Japan: the NIPPON DATA80 cohort study. BMJ Open 6:e011632, 2016
  69. Sawano M, Kohsaka S, Okamura T, Inohara T, Sugiyama D, Shiraishi Y, Watanabe M, Nakamura Y, Higashiyama A, Kadota A, Okuda N, Murakami Y, Ohkubo T, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Independent Prognostic Value of Single and Multiple Non-Specific 12-Lead Electrocardiographic Findings for Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes: A Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS One 11:e0157563, 2016
  70. Sawano M, Kohsaka S, Okamura T, Inohara T, Sugiyama D, Watanabe M, Nakamura Y, Higashiyama A, Kadota A, Okud N, Murakami Y, Ohkubo T, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Validation of the european SCORE risk chart in the healthy middle-aged Japanese. Atherosclerosis 252:116-121, 2016
  71. Tabara Y, Ueshima H, Takashima N, Hisamatsu T, Fujiyoshi A, Zaid M, Sumi M, Kohara K, Miki T, Miura K, Group SR, Group JSS: Mendelian randomization analysis in three Japanese populations supports a causal role of alcohol consumption in lowering low-density lipid cholesterol levels and particle numbers. Atherosclerosis 254:242-248, 2016
  72. Ueshima H, Kadowaki T, Hisamatsu T, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Ohkubo T, Sekikawa A, Kadota A, Kadowaki S, Nakamura Y, Miyagawa N, Okamura T, Kita Y, Takashima N, Kashiwagi A, Maegawa H, Horie M, Yamamoto T, Kimura T, Kita T, ACCESS SESSA Research Groups: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 is related to risk of subclinical atherosclerosis but is not supported by Mendelian randomization analysis in a general Japanese population. Atherosclerosis 246:141-147, 2016
  73. Yamazoe M, Hisamatsu T, Miura K, Kadowaki S, Zaid M, Kadota A, Torii S, Miyazawa I, Fujiyoshi A, Arima H, Sekikawa A, Maegawa H, Horie M, Ueshima H, Group SR: Relationship of Insulin Resistance to Prevalence and Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification Beyond Metabolic Syndrome Components: Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 36:1703-1708, 2016
  74. Zaid M, Miura K, Fujiyoshi A, Abbott RD, Hisamatsu T, Kadota A, Arima H, Kadowaki S, Torii S, Miyagawa N, Suzuki S, Takashima N, Ohkubo T, Sekikawa A, Maegawa H, Horie M, Nakamura Y, Okamura T, Ueshima H, SESSA Research Group: Associations of serum LDL particle concentration with carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcification. J Clin Lipidol 10:1195-1202 e1191, 2016
  75. Imamura K, Kawakami N, Tsuno K, Tsuchiya M, Shimada K, Namba K : Effects of web-based stress and depression literacy intervention on improving symptoms and knowledge of depression among workers: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders 203; 30-37, 2016
  76. Tsuno K, Kawakami N: The impact of work-related physical assaults on mental health among Japanese employees with different socioeconomic status: The Japan Work Stress and Health Cohort Study(JSTRESS). SSM –Population Health 2; 572-579, 2016
  77. Yoshimasu K, Barbaresi WJ, Colligan RC, Voigt RG, Killian JM, Weaver AL, Katusic SK: Adults With Persistent ADHD: Gender and Psychiatric Comorbidities-A Population-Based Longitudinal Study. J Atten Disord, 2016. pii: 1087054716676342.
  78. Yoshimasu K, Barbaresi WJ, Colligan RC, Voigt RG, Weaver AL, Katusic SK: Mediating and Moderating Role of Depression, Conduct Disorder or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Developing Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: A Population-Based Study. PLoS One 11(6): e0157488, 2016
  79. Eskin M, Kujan O, Voracek M, Shaheen A, Carta MG, Sun JM, Flood C, Poyrazli S, Janghorbani M, Yoshimasu K, Mechri A, Khader Y, Aidoudi K, Bakhshi S, Harlak H, Ahmead M, Moro MF, Nawafleh H, Phillips L, Abuderman A, Tran US, Tsuno K: Cross-national comparisons of attitudes towards suicide and suicidal persons in university students from 12 countries. Scand J Psychol 57(6): 554-563, 2016
  80. Su A T , Maeda S, Fukumoto J, Miyai N, Takemura S, Awang B, Yoshimasu K, Miyashita K: A Proposal on Neurological Dose-Response Reltionship for Inclusion in ISO 5349-1 Documentation to be Used in Tropical Environment. Acoustics Australia 44 (2): 379-382, 2016
  81. Oga H, Yoshimasu K: A Pilot Study of Self-Care Program of Mindful Life Approach for Improvements of Socially Problematic Behaviors of Children with Developmental Disorders through Caregivers. J Psychol Psychother 6: 245, 2016. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000245
  82. Yoshimasu K, Takemura S, Tsuno K, Hayashida M, Kinoshita K, Mure K, Takeshita T, Miyashita K : Depression, Alcoholism, and Genetic Alcohol Sensitivity Regulated by ALDH2 and ADH1B Polymorphisms among Japanese Community-Dwelling Adults. Arch Depress Anxiety 2(1): 037-043, 2016
  83. Fujita S, Kawakami N, Ando E, Inoue A, Tsuno K, Kurioka S, Kawachi I: The Association of Workplace Social Capital with Work Engagement of Employees in Health Care Settings: A Multilevel Cross-sectional Analysis. J Occup Environ Health 58(3): 265-271, 2016
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  85. Takemura S, Yoshimasu K, Tsuno K, Fukumoto J, Kuroda M, Miyashita K :Associations between anthropometric factors and peripheral neuropathy defined by the vibrotactile perception threshold among industrial vibrating tool operators in Japan. J Occup Health 58; 145-154, 2016
  86. Ahuja V, Kadowaki T, Evans RW, Kadota A, Okamura T, El Khoudary SR, Fujiyoshi A, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Hisamatsu T, Vishnu A, Miura K, Maegawa H, El-Saed A, Kashiwagi A, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A for the ERA JUMP study: Comparison of HOMA-IR, HOMA-beta% and disposition index between US white men and Japanese men in Japan: the ERA JUMP study. Diabetologia 58:265-271, 2015
  87. El Khoudary SR, Shin C, Masaki K, Miura K, Budoff M, Edmundowicz D, Kadowaki S, Barinas-Mitchell E, El-Saed A, Fujiyoshi A, Evans RW, Hisamatsu T, Ohkubo T, Willcox BJ, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A, ERA JUMP study group: Ectopic cardiovascular fat in middle-aged men: effects of race/ethnicity, overall and central adiposity. The ERA JUMP study. Int J Obes (Lond) 39:488-494, 2015
  88. Hisamatsu T, Miura K, Fujiyoshi A, Okamura T, Ohkubo T, Nagasawa SY, Horie M, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Long-term outcomes associated with prolonged PR interval in the general Japanese population. Int J Cardiol 184:291-293, 2015
  89. Nagai M, Ohkubo T, Murakami Y, Takashima N, Kadota A, Miyagawa N, Saito Y, Nishi N, Okuda N, Kiyohara Y, Nakagawa H, Nakamura Y, Fujiyoshi A, Abbott RD, Okamura T, Okayama A, Ueshima H, Miura K, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Secular trends of the impact of overweight and obesity on hypertension in Japan, 1980-2010. Hypertens Res 38:790-795, 2015
  90. Nagasawa SY, Ohkubo T, Masaki K, Barinas-Mitchell E, Miura K, Seto T, El-Saed A, Kadowaki T, Willcox BJ, Edmundowicz D, Kadota A, Evans RW, Kadowaki S, Fujiyoshi A, Hisamatsu T, Bertolet MH, Okamura T, Nakamura Y, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A, Group E-JS: Associations between Inflammatory Markers and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Middle-aged White, Japanese-American and Japanese Men: The ERA-JUMP Study. J Atheroscler Thromb 22:590-598, 2015
  91. Okuda N, Miura K, Okayama A, Okamura T, Abbott RD, Nishi N, Fujiyoshi A, Kita Y, Nakamura Y, Miyagawa N, Hayakawa T, Ohkubo T, Kiyohara Y, Ueshima H, Group NDR: Fruit and vegetable intake and mortality from cardiovascular disease in Japan: a 24-year follow-up of the NIPPON DATA80 Study. Eur J Clin Nutr 69:482-488, 2015
  92. Torii S, Arima H, Ohkubo T, Fujiyoshi A, Kadota A, Takashima N, Kadowaki S, Hisamatsu T, Saito Y, Miyagawa N, Zaid M, Murakami Y, Abbott RD, Horie M, Miura K, Ueshima H, Group SR: Association between Pulse Wave Velocity and Coronary Artery Calcification in Japanese men. J Atheroscler Thromb 22:1266-1277, 2015
  93. Vishnu A, Choo J, Wilcox B, Hisamatsu T, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Fujiyoshi A, Mackey RH, Kadota A, Ahuja V, Kadowaki T, Edmundowicz D, Miura K, Rodriguez BL, Kuller LH, Shin C, Masaki K, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A, ERA JUMP Study Group: Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is associated with coronary calcification among 1131 healthy middle-aged men. Int J Cardiol 189:67-72, 2015
  94. Zaid M, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Abbott RD, Okamura T, Takashima N, Torii S, Saito Y, Hisamatsu T, Miyagawa N, Ohkubo T, Kadota A, Sekikawa A, Maegawa H, Nakamura Y, Mitsunami K, Ueshima H, ERA JUMP Study Group: High-density lipoprotein particle concentration and subclinical atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries in Japanese men. Atherosclerosis 239:444-450, 2015
  95. Tomura T, Yoshimasu K, Sakaguchi S, Tsuno K, Takemura S, Miyai N, Miyashita K: Influence of Biomedical Factors on the Five Viscera Score (FVS) on Middle-Aged and Elderly Individuals: Application of Structural Equation Modeling. Evid Based Compl Alt Med 2015: Article ID 687015, 8 pages, 2015
  96. Shimoda H, Inoue A, Tsuno K, Kawakami N: One-year Test-retest Reliability of a Japanese Web-based Version of the WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) for Major Depression in a Working Population. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 24(3): 204–212, 2015
  97. Nakagawa Y, Inoue A, Kawakami N, Tsuno K, Tomioka K, Nakanishi M, Mafune K, Hiro H: Change in Organizational Justice and Job Performance in Japanese Employees: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Occup Health 57(4): 388-393, 2015
  98. Kurasawa S, Yokoi K, Miyai N, Yoshimasu K, Takemura S, Miyashita K: Assessment of the Exercise Intensity of Short Stick Exercises in Elderly Individuals. Rehabil Res Pract 2015: Article ID 209368, 6 pages, 2015
  99. Tsuno K, Kawakami N, Tsutsumi A, Shimazu A, Inoue A, Odagiri Y, Yoshikawa T, Haratani T, Shimomitsu T, Kawachi I. Socioeconomic Determinants of Bullying in the Workplace: A National Representative Sample in Japan. PLoS ONE 10: e0119435, 2015
  100. Tsuno K, Kawakami N: Multifactor Leadership Styles and New Exposure to Workplace Bullying: A Six-Month Prospective Study. Ind Health 53: 139-151, 2015
  101. Hino A, Inoue A, Kawakami N, Tsuno K, Tomioka K, Nakanishi M, Mafune K, Hiro H: Buffering Effects of Job Resources on the Association of Overtime Work Hours with Psychological Distress in Japanese White Collar Workers. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 88(5): 631-640, 2015
  102. Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Ohkubo T, Kadowaki T, Kadowaki S, Zaid M, Hisamatsu T, Sekikawa A, Budoff MJ, Liu K, Ueshima H: Cross-sectional comparison of coronary artery calcium scores between Caucasian men in the United States and Japanese men in Japan: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis and the Shiga epidemiological study of subclinical atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol 180:590-598, 2014
  103. Hisamatsu T, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Ohkubo T, Kadota A, Kadowaki S, Kadowaki T, Yamamoto T, Miyagawa N, Zaid M, Torii S, Takashima N, Murakami Y, Okamura T, Horie M, Ueshima H, SESSA_Research_Group: Lipoprotein particle profiles compared with standard lipids in association with coronary artery calcification in the general Japanese population. Atherosclerosis 236:237-243, 2014
  104. Hisamatsu T, Miura K, Ohkubo T, Yamamoto T, Fujiyoshi A, Miyagawa N, Kadota A, Takashima N, Okuda N, Yoshita K, Kita Y, Murakami Y, Nakamura Y, Okamura T, Horie M, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON_DATA_Research_Group: High long-chain n-3 fatty acid intake attenuates the effect of high resting heart rate on cardiovascular mortality risk: a 24-year follow-up of Japanese general population. J Cardiol 64:218-224, 2014
  105. Liu L, Miura K, Fujiyoshi A, Kadota A, Miyagawa N, Nakamura Y, Ohkubo T, Okayama A, Okamura T, Ueshima H: Impact of metabolic syndrome on the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in the United States and in Japan. Am J Cardiol 113:84-89, 2014
  106. Maeda T, Takeuchi K, Xiaoling P, Zankov PD, Takashima N, Fujiyoshi A, Kadowaki T, Miura K, Ueshima H, Ogita H: Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 Regulates Macrophage Apoptosis via the Akt and Caspase-7 Pathways. J Atheroscler Thromb 2014
  107. Miyagawa N, Miura K, Okuda N, Kadowaki T, Takashima N, Nagasawa SY, Nakamura Y, Matsumura Y, Hozawa A, Fujiyoshi A, Hisamatsu T, Yoshita K, Sekikawa A, Ohkubo T, Abbott RD, Okamura T, Okayama A, Ueshima H, Group NDR: Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids intake and cardiovascular disease mortality risk in Japanese: a 24-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80. Atherosclerosis 232:384-389, 2014
  108. Nakamura Y, Okuda N, Okamura T, Kadota A, Miyagawa N, Hayakawa T, Kita Y, Fujiyoshi A, Nagai M, Takashima N, Ohkubo T, Miura K, Okayama A, Ueshima H, NIPPON DATA Research Group: Low-carbohydrate diets and cardiovascular and total mortality in Japanese: a 29-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80. Br J Nutr 112:916-924, 2014
  109. Schuster R, Cherry C, Zelbar-Sagi S, Yeshua H, Matalon A, Steichen O, Duhot D, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Physician Management of Obesity. Comparing the US, France, Israel and Japan: Little Interest and Little Success. Primary Health Care 4:1-5, 2014
  110. Sekikawa A, Miura K, Lee S, Fujiyoshi A, Edmundowicz D, Kadowaki T, Evans RW, Kadowaki S, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Okamura T, Bertolet M, Masaki KH, Nakamura Y, Barinas-Mitchell EJ, Willcox BJ, Kadota A, Seto TB, Maegawa H, Kuller LH, Ueshima H: Long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and incidence rate of coronary artery calcification in Japanese men in Japan and white men in the USA: population based prospective cohort study. Heart 100:569-573, 2014
  111. Vishnu A, Choo J, Masaki KH, Mackey RH, Barinas-Mitchell E, Shin C, Willcox BJ, El-Saed A, Seto TB, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Lee S, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A, ERA_JUMP_Study_Group: Particle numbers of lipoprotein subclasses and arterial stiffness among middle-aged men from the ERA JUMP study. J Hum Hypertens 28:111-117, 2014
  112. Kondo T, Tokunaga S, Sugahara H, Yoshimasu K, Kanemitsu Y, Kubo C: Identification of Visceral Patterns in Patients with Stress-Related Disorders. Integr Med Int 1: 185–198, 2014
  113. Yoshimasu K, Mure K, Hashimoto M, Takemura S, Tsuno K, Hayashida M, Kinoshita K, Takeshita T, Miyashita K: Genetic Alcohol Sensitivity Regulated by ALDH2 and ADH1B Polymorphisms is Strongly Associated with Depression and Anxiety in Japanese Employees. Drug Alcohol Depend 147: 130-136, 2014
  114. Yoshimasu K, Mure K, Hashimoto M, Takemura S, Tsuno K, Hayashida M, Kinoshita K, Takeshita T, Miyashita K: Genetic Alcohol Sensitivity Regulated by ALDH2 and ADH1B Polymorphisms as Indicator of Mental Disorders in Japanese Employees. Alcohol Alcohol 50: 39-45, 2014
  115. Takemura S, Yoshimasu K, Fukumoto J, Mure K, Nishio N, Kishida K, Yano F, Mitani T, Takeshita T, Miyashita K: Safety and Adherence of Umezu Polyphenols in the Japanese Plum (Prunus mume) in a 12-week Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Pilot Trial to Evaluate Antihypertensive Effects. Environ Health Prev Med 19: 444-451, 2014
  116. Kondo T, Yoshimasu K, Tokunaga S, Sugahara H, Kanemitsu Y, Kubo C: Age-Related Changes in Visceral Patterns Associated with Anxiety Disorders or Depression according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Integr Med Int 1: 80–92, 2014
  117. Yokoi K, Yoshimasu K, Takemura S, Fukumoto J, Kurasawa S, Miyashita K: Short Stick Exercises for Fall Prevention among Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Disabil Rehabil 22: 1-9, 2014
  118. Su AT, Maeda S, Fukumoto J, Miyai N, Isahak M, Yoshioka A, Nakajima R, Bulgiba A, Miyashita K: A Cross Sectional Study on Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome among a Group of Tree Fellers in a Tropical Environment. Ind Health 52(4): 367-376, 2014
  119. Otake T, Fukumoto J, Abe M, Takemura S, Mihn PN, Mizoue T, Kiyohara C: Linking Lifestyle Factors and Insulin Resistance, Based on Fasting Plasma Insulin and HOMA-IR in Middle-aged Japanese Men: A Cross-sectional Study. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 74(6): 536-545, 2014
  120. Nakagawa Y, Inoue A, Kawakami N, Tsuno K, Tomioka K, Nakanishi M, Mafune K, Hiro H: Effect Modification by Coping Strategies on the Association of Organizational Justice with Psychological Distress in Japanese Workers. J Occup Health 56: 111-123, 2014
  121. Nakagawa Y, Inoue A, Kawakami N, Tsuno K, Tomioka K, Nakanishi M, Mafune K, Hiro H: Job Demands, Job Resources, and Job Performance in Japanese Workers: A Cross-Sectional Study. Ind Health 52: 471-479, 2014
  122. Harumitsu Suzuki, Dai Kanagawa, Hitomi Nakazawa, Yoshie Tawara-Hirata, Yoko Kogure, Chigusa Shimizu-Okabe, Chitoshi Takayama, Yasuyuki Ishikawa, Sadao Shiosaka: Role of neuropsin in parvalbumin immunoreactivity changes in hippocampal basket terminals of mice reared in various environments, Front. Cell. Neurosci., 10 December 2014