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  1. The study aimed to explore the factors influencing protective behavior and its association with factors during the post-COVID-19 period in China based on the risk perception emotion model and the protective ac...

    Authors: Guiqian Shi, Xiaoni Zhong, Wei He, Hui Liu, Xiaoyan Liu and Mingzhu Ma

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:95

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To combat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many countries have used contact tracing apps, including Japan’s voluntary-use contact-confirming application (COCOA). The current study aimed to identify industr...

    Authors: Tomohiro Ishimaru, Koki Ibayashi, Masako Nagata, Ayako Hino, Seiichiro Tateishi, Mayumi Tsuji, Akira Ogami, Shinya Matsuda and Yoshihisa Fujino

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:94

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  3. Particulate matter (PM) is recognized as the most harmful air pollutant to the human health. The Yangon city indeed suffers much from PM-related air pollution. Recent research has interestingly been focused on...

    Authors: Win-Yu Aung, Paw-Min-Thein-Oo, Zaw-Lin Thein, Sadao Matsuzawa, Takehiro Suzuki, Yo Ishigaki, Akihiro Fushimi, Ohn Mar, Daisuke Nakajima and Tin-Tin Win-Shwe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:92

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  4. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming a global health problem. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of most widely used environmental chemicals, is suspected to be a contributor to the development NAFLD. This...

    Authors: Sang Joon An, Eun-Jung Yang, Subin Oh, Kyong Jin Park, Taehyen Kim, Yeon-pyo Hong and Yun-Jung Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:91

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  5. Given the important repercussions that sociodemographic factors can have on physical activity, especially in the field of leisure, and cardiometabolic risk, it seems relevant to analyze the implications of the...

    Authors: Ana Paula Sehn, Debora Tornquist, Luciana Tornquist, Javier Brazo-Sayavera and Cézane Priscila Reuter

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:90

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In recent years, heated tobacco products (HTPs), which are widely used in Japan, have been sold by various brands using additives such as flavors. It has been reported that the components of mainstream smoke a...

    Authors: Kanae Bekki, Shigehisa Uchiyama, Yohei Inaba and Akira Ushiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:89

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Epidemiological evidence for the relationship between education and income and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) has been limited and inconsistent. The present cross-sectional study investigated this issue...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka, Hidenori Senba, Yasuko Hasebe, Toyohisa Miyata, Takashi Higaki, Eizen Kimura, Bunzo Matsuura and Ryuichi Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:88

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Authors: Munkhjargal Dorjravdan, Katsuyasu Kouda, Tsolmon Boldoo, Naranzul Dambaa, Tugsdelger Sovd, Chikako Nakama and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:87

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:76

  9. The effects of environmental chemical exposure on blood pressure (BP) have been confirmed, but the association between exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) and hypertension risk and BP in the general population ...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Guowei Zeng, Xiaowei Wang and Kai-Hong Wu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:86

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Limited published research has examined the relationships of negative life events and coping styles with sleep quality in Chinese junior high school students. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of poor sle...

    Authors: Zheng Ren, Xiumin Zhang, Yue Shen, Xiangrong Li, Minfu He, Hong Shi, Hanfang Zhao, Shuang Zha, Shuyin Qiao, Yuyu Li, Yajiao Pu, Xinwen Fan, Xia Guo and Hongjian Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:85

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Food handlers can play a vital role into reducing foodborne diseases by adopting appropriate food handling and sanitation practices in working plants. This study aimed to assess the factors associated with foo...

    Authors: Md. Hasan Al Banna, Tasnim Rahman Disu, Satyajit Kundu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Keith Brazendale, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Joshua Okyere, Nahidur Rahman, Shuvajit Mondal, Bidyut Matubber and Md Shafiqul Islam Khan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:84

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  12. Aging is a process that increases oxidative stress. Increased oxidative stress leads to the development of atherosclerosis and mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria contribute to energy production that might...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kazuhiko Arima, Yuko Noguchi, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Kenichi Nobusue, Fumiaki Nonaka, Seiko Nakamichi, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:83

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  13. Remnant-like particle cholesterol (RLP-C) is highly atherogenic, which is associated with atherosclerosis. However, RLP-C has not been routinely measured in the clinical practice. We estimated RLP-C levels usi...

    Authors: Hisashi Adachi, Tatsuyuki Kakuma, Mika Enomoto, Ako Fukami, Sachiko Nakamura, Yume Nohara, Nagisa Morikawa, Akiko Sakaue, Maki Yamamoto and Yoshihiro Fukumoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:82

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  14. High levels (> 100 ug/L) of arsenic are known to cause lung cancer; however, whether low (≤ 10 ug/L) and medium (10 to 100 ug/L) doses of arsenic will cause lung cancer or other lung diseases, and whether arse...

    Authors: Caixia Ren, Yang Zhou, Wenwen Liu and Qi Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:80

    Content type: Review article

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  15. Suicidal behaviors are seriously social issues among adolescents in the world. Exposed to smoking and being bullied are risk factors of suicidal behaviors. The present study was aimed to examine the interactio...

    Authors: Jie Hu, Xianbing Song, Danlin Li, Shuai Zhao, Yuhui Wan, Jun Fang and Shichen Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:79

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  16. Health literacy is a public health goal which can be used as an independent factor of health outcomes. This study aimed to assess the association between health literacy and health status, as well as the two m...

    Authors: Yiqing Huang, Fei Qi, Rui Wang, Xiaorong Jia, Yani Wang, Peng Lin, Meiyun Geng and Shanpeng Li

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:78

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Rubella outbreaks occurred among adults in Japan in 2013-2014 and 2018-2019 due to immunity gaps. In response and aiming at rubella elimination by 2020, the government introduced countermeasures comprising sup...

    Authors: Masataro Norizuki, Ai Hori and Koji Wada

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:77

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Tuberculosis (TB) and indoor air pollution (IAP) are equally critical public health issues in the developing world. Mongolia is experiencing the double burden of TB and IAP due to solid fuel combustion. Howeve...

    Authors: Munkhjargal Dorjravdan, Katsuyasu Kouda, Tsolmon Boldoo, Naranzul Dambaa, Tugsdelger Sovd, Chikako Nakama and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:76

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:87

  19. Regional disparities in the working conditions of medical doctors have not been fully assessed in Japan. We aimed to clarify these differences in hospital characteristics: doctors’ workload, wages, and popular...

    Authors: Yutaro Ikki, Masaaki Yamada and Michikazu Sekine

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:75

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Ambient fine particle (PM2.5) pollution is an important public health problem in China. Short-term ambient PM2.5 exposure is associated with increased mortality of respiratory diseases. However, few evidence was ...

    Authors: Teng Yang, Tianfeng He, Jing Huang and Guoxing Li

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:74

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  21. Childhood adversities pose deleterious consequences on health and well-being, but limited studies explore whether unique patterns of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact the mental health of emerging ad...

    Authors: Peigang Wang, Mohammedhamid Osman Kelifa, Bin Yu and Yinmei Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:73

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:81

  22. Particulate matter (PM), a major component of ambient air pollution, accounts for a substantial burden of diseases and fatality worldwide. Maternal exposure to PM during pregnancy is particularly harmful to ch...

    Authors: Natalie M. Johnson, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Jonathan C. Behlen, Carmen Lau, Drew Pendleton, Navada Harvey, Ross Shore, Yixin Li, Jingshu Chen, Yanan Tian and Renyi Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:72

    Content type: Review article

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  23. Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) affects patients’ quality of life, yet there have been few reports of its morphology and epidemiological study in the southeast region of China. The aim of this study is to access the...

    Authors: Zemin Cai, Ruibin Wu, Shukai Zheng, Zhaolong Qiu and Kusheng Wu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:71

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  24. Although the postpartum period is suggested to provide an ideal opportunity for interventions to prevent hazardous drinking, evidence on the associations of education and income with hazardous drinking during ...

    Authors: Keiko Murakami, Mami Ishikuro, Fumihiko Ueno, Aoi Noda, Tomomi Onuma, Fumiko Matsuzaki, Hirohito Metoki, Taku Obara and Shinichi Kuriyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:70

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  25. Ambient temperature may contribute to seasonality of mortality; in particular, a warming climate is likely to influence the seasonality of mortality. However, few studies have investigated seasonality of morta...

    Authors: Lina Madaniyazi, Yeonseung Chung, Yoonhee Kim, Aurelio Tobias, Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Xerxes Seposo, Yuming Guo, Yasushi Honda, Antonio Gasparrini, Ben Armstrong and Masahiro Hashizume

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:69

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  26. The physical environment can facilitate or hinder physical activity. A challenge in promoting physical activity is ensuring that the physical environment is supportive and that these supports are appropriately...

    Authors: Luisa V. Giles, Michael S. Koehle, Brian E. Saelens, Hind Sbihi and Chris Carlsten

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:68

    Content type: Review article

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  27. Identifying individual and contextual factors that influence adolescent well-being is a research priority. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of symptoms of mental health problems and some related facto...

    Authors: Francesco Donato, Maria Triassi, Ilaria Loperto, Alessia Maccaro, Sara Mentasti, Federica Crivillaro, Antonella Elvetico, Elia Croce and Elena Raffetti

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:67

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  28. Further research is required to explore the associations between 24-h movement behaviours and health outcomes in the paediatric population. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the associations between novel...

    Authors: Jan Dygrýn, María Medrano, Pablo Molina-Garcia, Lukáš Rubín, Lukáš Jakubec, David Janda and Aleš Gába

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:66

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  29. In Ethiopia, despite the considerable improvement in immunization coverage, the burden of defaulting from immunization among children is still high with marked variation among regions. However, the geographica...

    Authors: Mukemil Awol, Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Nurilign Abebe Moges and Kemal Jemal

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:65

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  30. Cervical cancer and its etiopathogenesis, the age of women in whom it is diagnosed, average life expectancy, and prognosis are information widely covered in scientific reports. However, there is no coherent in...

    Authors: Małgorzata Lesińska-Sawicka

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:64

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  31. A variety of dietary supplements are commercially available. However, the efficacy and safety of dietary supplement use in children are not well established. Understanding dietary supplement use is important f...

    Authors: Kazue Ishitsuka, Satoshi Sasaki, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Mizuho Konishi, Maki Igarashi, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Shoji F. Nakayama and Yukihiro Ohya

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:63

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  32. A positive association between handgrip strength and blood pressure has been reported. Since these factors are linked to the condition of the endothelium, the activity of endothelial repair might influence the...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kenichi Nobusue, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:62

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  33. Healthcare workers are at risk of acquiring hepatitis B and C virus infections through patients’ blood and bodily fluids exposure. So far, there is no pooled data that shows the prevalence of HBV and HCV among...

    Authors: Daniel Atlaw, Biniyam Sahiledengle and Zerihun Tariku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:61

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  34. The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) severely damaged and endangered people’s lives at the end of 2019. Risk communication plays an important role in the response to it successfully, which has been a...

    Authors: Huiling Dong, Qunhong Wu, Yue Pang and Bingyi Wu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:60

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  35. The Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children’s Health is an ongoing study consisting of two birth cohorts of different population sizes: the Sapporo cohort and the Hokkaido cohort. Our primary objectives are...

    Authors: Reiko Kishi, Atsuko Ikeda-Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Itoh, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Yu Ait Bamai, Keiko Yamazaki, Naomi Tamura, Machiko Minatoya, Rahel Mesfin Ketema, Kritika Poudel, Ryu Miura, Hideyuki Masuda, Mariko Itoh, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Hisanori Fukunaga…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:59

    Content type: Review article

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  36. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has had a massive impact on public health, resulting in sudden dietary and behavioral habit changes. Frontline epidemic prevention workers play a pivotal role agai...

    Authors: Weijun Yu, Ying Xu, Jianhua Zhang, Qing Yuan, Yanfang Guo, Zhixue Li, Xiangyang He, Yan Ma, Fengmin Cai, Zheng Liu, Rencheng Zhao, Dewang Wang, Jialong Chen and Quanwei Guo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:58

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  37. It has been pointed out that prolonged television (TV) viewing is one of the sedentary behaviors that is harmful to health; however, the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and prolonged TV viewing ...

    Authors: Yuka Sumimoto, Masahiko Yanagita, Naomi Miyamatsu, Nagako Okuda, Nobuo Nishi, Yosikazu Nakamura, Koshi Nakamura, Naoko Miyagawa, Motohiko Miyachi, Aya Kadota, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Akira Okayama and Katsuyuki Miura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:57

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  38. The prevalence of obesity and overweight in childhood has increased dramatically over the past decades globally. Thus, the risk factors of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents must be studied.

    Authors: Jingyu Chen, Shunqing Luo, Xiaohua Liang, Yetao Luo and Rina Li

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:56

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  39. An acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common disease worldwide, irrespective of age or sex. This study aimed to evaluate the short-term effect of diurnal temperature range (DTR) on emerg...

    Authors: Jin Young Jang and Byung Chul Chun

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:55

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  40. Food safety and hygiene are currently a global health apprehension especially in unindustrialized countries as a result of increasing food-borne diseases (FBDs) and accompanying deaths. This study aimed at ass...

    Authors: Lawrence Sena Tuglo, Percival Delali Agordoh, David Tekpor, Zhongqin Pan, Gabriel Agbanyo and Minjie Chu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:54

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  41. Authors: Satoe Okabayashi, Takashi Kawamura, Hisashi Noma, Kenji Wakai, Masahiko Ando, Kazuyo Tsushita, Hideki Ohira, Shigekazu Ukawa and Akiko Tamakoshi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:53

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:45

  42. The survival of HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is determined by a number of factors, including economic, demographic, behavioral, and institutional factors. Understanding the survival time a...

    Authors: Zinabu Teka, Kasim Mohammed, Gashu Workneh and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:52

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  43. The Fujiwara-kyo Osteoporosis Risk in Men (FORMEN) study was launched to investigate risk factors for osteoporotic fractures, interactions of osteoporosis with other non-communicable chronic diseases, and effe...

    Authors: Yuki Fujita, Junko Tamaki, Katsuyasu Kouda, Akiko Yura, Yuho Sato, Takahiro Tachiki, Masami Hamada, Etsuko Kajita, Kuniyasu Kamiya, Kazuki Kaji, Koji Tsuda, Kumiko Ohara, Jong-Seong Moon, Jun Kitagawa and Masayuki Iki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:51

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. Asbestos fibers possess tumorigenicity and are thought to cause mesothelioma. We have previously reported that exposure to asbestos fibers causes a reduction in antitumor immunity. Asbestos exposure in the mix...

    Authors: Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome, Tatsuo Ito and Takemi Otsuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:50

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  45. Understanding the association between floods and bacillary dysentery (BD) incidence is necessary for us to assess the health risk of extreme weather events. This study aims at exploring the association between...

    Authors: Yang Ma, Tong Wen, Dianguo Xing and Yan Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:49

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  46. Few studies have explored the modifications by family stress and male gender in the relationship between early exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and allergic rhinitis (AR) risk in preschool chil...

    Authors: Shuai Hao, Fang Yuan, Pai Pang, Bo Yang, Xuejun Jiang and Aihui Yan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:48

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  47. Epidemiological evidence has shown that serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations, a diagnostic biomarker for heart failure, are positively associated with cardiovascular risk. ...

    Authors: Keisuke Yamasaki, Jun Hata, Tomomi Ide, Takuya Nagata, Satoko Sakata, Daigo Yoshida, Takanori Honda, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Toshiaki Nakano, Takanari Kitazono, Hiroyuki Tsutsui and Toshiharu Ninomiya

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:47

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  48. Physical activity is reported to prevent metabolic syndrome. However, it is unclear whether exercise or daily physical activity is more beneficial for residents of semi-mountainous areas. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Noriko Kudo, Ritsuko Nishide, Mayumi Mizutani, Shota Ogawa and Susumu Tanimura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:46

    Content type: Research article

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