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Toru Shirakawa, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Naohito Tanabe, Akiko Tamakoshi, Hiroyasu Iso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Only a few population-based prospective studies have examined the association between alcohol consumption and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and the results are inconsistent. Moreover, no evidence exists for aortic dissection. We examined the effect of alcohol consumption on risk of mortality from aortic diseases. METHODS: A total of 34,720 men from the Japan Collaborative Cohort study, aged 40-79 years, without history of cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline 1988 and 1990 were followed up until the end of 2009 for their mortality and its underlying cause...
September 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
Christopher M O'Connor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
David J Moliterno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Tomomi Kihara, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Hiroyasu Iso, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Evidence on the association between passive smoking and risk of aortic dissection or aneurysm is limited. This study aimed to investigate whether passive smoking increases risk of mortality from aortic dissection or aneurysm. METHODS: The Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study is a prospective community-based cohort study begun in 1988-90 and followed up to the end of 2009. We examined 48,677 individuals (mean age, 56 years; women, 46%) without history of stroke, coronary heart disease, or cancer, who provided valid responses to a lifestyle questionnaire including questions on active and passive smoking...
June 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
Hiroyasu Iso, Koutatsu Maruyama, Ehab S Eshak, Satoyo Ikehara, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Limited evidence has been available on the relationship between apoptosis and cardiovascular disease in population-based samples. We examined whether blood soluble Fas (sFas) are associated with mortality from cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In a nested case-control study under a large prospective cohort, the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study, where a total of 39,242 subjects, 40-79 years of age, provided serum samples and were followed up for 9 years, we measured sFas levels among cases and controls, matched for sex, age, area of residence and year of serum storage...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
Masaaki Matsunaga, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Hiroyasu Iso, Kentaro Yamashita, Yuanying Li, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Naohito Tanabe, Yasuhiko Wada, Chaochen Wang, Atsuhiko Ota, Koji Tamakoshi, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke have common risk factors, but some of these differ in the magnitude or direction of associations between CHD and stroke. We assessed whether the impact of each risk factor differed between CHD and stroke mortality in Asians. METHODS: In total, 104 910 subjects aged 40-79 years without histories of cancer, CHD and stroke at baseline were followed between 1988 and 2009. Competing-risks analysis was used to test for differences in the associations of each risk factor with two endpoints (CHD and stroke)...
March 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
Mona Fiuzat, Susan T Mayne, Matt Hillebrenner, Norman Stockbridge, Bram Zuckerman, Robert M Califf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
Shigekazu Ukawa, Akiko Tamakoshi, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Masahiko Ando, Hiroyasu Iso
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the association between passive smoking at home and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality via a large-scale nationwide cohort study in Japan. METHODS: Never smokers (n = 34,604) aged 40-79 years at baseline (1988-1990; 4884 men, 29,720 women) were included in the analysis. Passive smoking at home was measured based on self-reported frequency of weekly exposure to passive smoking at home. An inverse probability of treatment-weighted competing risk model was used to calculate the hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for COPD mortality...
May 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Valentin Fuster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Ce Tan, Mitsuru Mori, Yasushi Adachi, Kenji Wakai, Sadao Suzuki, Koji Suzuki, Shuji Hashimoto, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Akiko Tamakoshi
Objective: Our aim was to estimate whether diabetes mellitus (DM) may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality in Japan. Methods: The Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study is a nationwide prospective study, initiated in 1988, which involves 110,585 subjects (age range: from 40 to 79 years; 46,395 males and 64,190 females). Our present analysis population comprised 96,081 (40,510 men and 55,571 women) who provided details on DM history. The questionnaire also included age, sex, weight, height, family history of CRC, smoking, drinking and exercise habits, and education...
October 1, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Yasushi Adachi, Masanori Nojima, Mitsuru Mori, Yasutaka Matsunaga, Noriyuki Akutsu, Shigeru Sasaki, Takao Endo, Youichi Kurozawa, Kenji Wakai, Akiko Tamakoshi
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) is a potent mitogen. IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP3) binds and inhibits IGF1. High circulating IGF1 levels and low IGFBP3 levels are associated with increased risk of several cancers. We examined relationships between serum levels of these factors and hepatoma risk in a case-control study nested in a prospective cohort study (the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC Study)). A baseline survey was conducted from 1988 to 1990, and 39,242 subjects donated blood samples. Participants diagnosed with hepatoma by 1997 were considered cases for nested case-control studies...
November 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Yuko Watanabe, Akira Iwamura, Yuichi J Shimada, Kenji Wakai, Akiko Tamakoshi, Hiroyasu Iso
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) reportedly acts as a tumor suppressor in tumorigenesis. However, little is known as to how TGF-β1 concentrations change prior to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in humans. We examined the association between the serum TGF-β1 concentrations and death from HCC to determine whether the serum TGF-β1 can be a predictor of incident HCC. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-controlled study of participants in the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study for Evaluation of Cancer Risk...
October 2016: EBioMedicine
Masakazu Washio, Mitsuru Mori, Kazuya Mikami, Tsuneharu Miki, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Masahiro Nakao, Tatsuhiko Kubo, Koji Suzuki, Kotaro Ozasa, Kenji Wakai, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: The incidence of bladder cancer is lower in Asian than in Western countries. However, the crude incidence and mortality of bladder cancer have recently increased in Japan because of the increased number of senior citizens. We have already reported risk factors for urothelial cancer in a large populationbased cohort study in Japan (JACC study). However, we did not evaluate the cancer risk in the upper and lower urinary tract separately in our previous study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Here we evaluated the risk of cancer death in the upper and lower urinary tracts, separately, using the database of the JACC study...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Toru Shirakawa, Hiroyasu Iso, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Naohito Tanabe, Satoyo Ikehara, Shigekazu Ukawa, Akiko Tamakoshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2016: Circulation
Valentin Fuster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Rie Hayashi, Hiroyasu Iso, Renzhe Cui, Akiko Tamakoshi
We examined the association between patterns of occupational physical activity (OPA) and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a Japanese population. A community-based, prospective cohort of 66,161 men and women aged 40-79years without a history of CVD or cancer at baseline (1988-1990) was followed until 2009. OPA was divided into four types: mostly sitting, sitting and standing (sitting/standing), mostly standing, and standing and walking (standing/walking). During follow-up for a median of 19.2years, 3728 deaths from CVD were registered...
August 2016: Preventive Medicine
Lauren B Cooper, Naveen Bellam, Muthiah Vaduganathan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Yae Yokoyama, Kazunari Onishi, Takenobu Hosoda, Hiroki Amano, Shinji Otani, Youichi Kurozawa, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: Breakfast eating habits are a dietary pattern marker and appear to be a useful predictor of a healthy lifestyle. Many studies have reported the unhealthy effects of skipping breakfast. However, there are few studies on the association between skipping breakfast and mortality. In the present study, we examined the association between skipping breakfast and mortality from cancer, circulatory diseases and all causes using data from a large-scale cohort study, the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC) Study...
March 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
Junichi Nitta, Masanori Nojima, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Mitsuru Mori, Kenji Wakai, Sadao Suzuki, Yoshihisa Fujino, Yingsong Lin, Koji Tamakoshi, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: We investigated four factors, height, weight gain since age 20, physical activity, and alcohol drinking, for associations with risk of breast cancer (BC) according to menopausal status, using the latest data of the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC Study). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We confined the analysis to 24 areas available of cancer incidence information, excluding women with a previous diagnosis of BC. Baseline data were collected from 38,610 (9,367 premenopausal, and 29,243 postmenopausal) women during 1988 and 1990...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Valentin Fuster
Each week, I record audio summaries for every article in JACC, as well as an issue summary. While this process has been time-consuming, I have become very familiar with every paper that we publish. Thus, I have personally selected the papers (both original investigations and review articles) from 13 distinct specialties for your review. In addition to my personal choices, I have included manuscripts that have been the most accessed or downloaded on our websites, as well as those selected by the JACC Editorial Board members...
February 23, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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