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  1. Research article

    Triglycerides and blood pressure in relation to circulating CD34-positive cell levels among community-dwelling elderly Japanese men: a cross-sectional study

    Triglycerides are reported to be positively associated with blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic). However, in a previous study, we reported a significant positive association between triglycerides and ...

    Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:77

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research article

    The joint impact of habitual exercise and glycemic control on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in middle-aged and older males

    This retrospective study evaluated the influence of the joint impact of habitual exercise and glycemic control on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) during a 6-year follow-up period in middle-aged a...

    Ryoma Michishita, Takuro Matsuda, Shotaro Kawakami, Satoshi Tanaka, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka, Natsumi Morito and Yasuki Higaki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:76

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  3. Research article

    Rare variants of RNF213 and moyamoya/non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease risk: a meta-analysis and systematic review

    The p.R4810K and other rare variants of ring finger protein 213 gene (RNF213) were illustrated as susceptibility variants for moyamoya (MMD) and non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease (ICASO)...

    Xin Liao, Jing Deng, Wenjie Dai, Tong Zhang and Junxia Yan

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:75

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  4. Research article

    Level of perception of technical terms regarding the effect of radiation on the human body by residents of Japan

    This study aimed to examine the level of perception of the technical terms related to the effect of radiation on the human body among residents of the six prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima, Tokyo, Aichi, Hirosh...

    Yoshitoku Yoshida, Yasuko Yoshida, Emiko Isogai, Takashi Hayase, Kozue Nakamura, Mitsuo Saito and Koji Arizono

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:73

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  5. Research article

    Association between NAT2, CYP1A1, and CYP1A2 genotypes, heterocyclic aromatic amines, and prostate cancer risk: a case control study in Japan

    Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) may confer prostate cancer risk; however, the evidence is inconclusive and the activity of HAA-metabolizing enzymes is modulated by gene variants. The purpose of our study w...

    Masahide Koda, Motoki Iwasaki, Yuko Yamano, Xi Lu and Takahiko Katoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:72

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  6. Review article

    Health and well-being benefits of spending time in forests: systematic review

    Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a spec...

    Byeongsang Oh, Kyung Ju Lee, Chris Zaslawski, Albert Yeung, David Rosenthal, Linda Larkey and Michael Back

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:71

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  7. Review article

    The different roles of innate immune receptors in inflammation and carcinogenesis between races

    Innate immune factors exert widespread effects on cytokine secretion, cell survival, autophagy, and apoptosis. Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptors (NLRs) are members of the innate immu...

    Natsu Yamaguchi, Yoshimi Suzuki, M. H. Mahbub, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa, Rie Watanabe, Yoshinobu Eishi and Tsuyoshi Tanabe

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:70

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  8. Research article

    Perceived effectiveness rating scales applied to insomnia help-seeking messages for middle-aged Japanese people: a validity and reliability study

    Communicating health messages is an important way to influence people’s behaviors towards health issues. Providers need to incorporate audience’s perspective to design more persuasive messages. This study aime...

    Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:69

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  9. Letter to the Editor

    Comments on “Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Study”

    We have read with interest the article by Lu et al. entitled “Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Stud...

    Ghazal Mortazavi, S.A.R. Mortazavi and S.M.J. Mortazavi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:67

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Increase in the prevalence of hypertension among adults exposed to the Great Chinese Famine during early life

    This study aimed to assess the association between exposure to the Great Chinese Famine (1959–1961) during early life and hypertension in adulthood.

    Lingli Liu, Xianglong Xu, Huan Zeng, Yong Zhang, Zumin Shi, Fan Zhang, Xianqing Cao, Yao Jie Xie, Cesar Reis and Yong Zhao

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:64

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  11. Research

    Enterococcus hirae biofilm formation on hospital material surfaces and effect of new biocides

    Nowadays, the bacterial contamination in the hospital environment is of particular concern because the hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are responsible for significant ...

    Silvia Di Lodovico, Valentina Cataldi, Emanuela Di Campli, Elisabetta Ancarani, Luigina Cellini and Mara Di Giulio

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:63

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Impact of single nucleotide polymorphism on short stature and reduced tongue pressure among community-dwelling elderly Japanese participants: a cross-sectional study

    Asian-specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) (rs3782886) is reported to be associated with myocardial infarction; sarcopenia is reported to be associated with coronary subclinical atherosclerosis. On t...

    Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:62

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  13. Review article

    Japan Environment and Children’s Study: backgrounds, activities, and future directions in global perspectives

    There is worldwide concern about the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and development. The Miami Declaration was signed at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in 1997 to promote children’...

    Kazue Ishitsuka, Shoji F. Nakayama, Reiko Kishi, Chisato Mori, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Ohya, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Michihiro Kamijima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:61

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity and ego structure of the Nanai people

    A man-made chemical disaster occurred in the Amur River, leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Nanai people indigenous to the river’s surrounding area. PTSD severity measured by the total scor...

    Yoko Ota, Natalia Korshunova, Masashi Demura, Midori Katsuyama, Hironobu Katsuyama, Sri Ratna Rahayu and Kiyofumi Saijoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:59

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  15. Short communication

    Comparison between air pollution concentrations measured at the nearest monitoring station to the delivery hospital and those measured at stations nearest the residential postal code regions of pregnant women in Fukuoka

    Numerous earlier studies examining the association of air pollution with maternal and foetal health estimated maternal exposure to air pollutants based on the women’s residential addresses. However, residentia...

    Takehiro Michikawa, Seiichi Morokuma, Hiroshi Nitta, Kiyoko Kato and Shin Yamazaki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:55

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  16. Review article

    Search for biomarkers of asbestos exposure and asbestos-induced cancers in investigations of the immunological effects of asbestos

    The immunological effects of asbestos exposure on various lymphocytes such as the regulatory T cell (Treg), responder CD4+ T helper cell (Tresp), CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), and natural killer (NK) cel...

    Hidenori Matsuzaki, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Megumi Maeda, Nagisa Sada, Tamayo Hatayama, Shoko Yamamoto, Miho Ikeda, Kei Yoshitome, Yu Min, Yasumitsu Nishimura and Takemi Otsuki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:53

    Published on: 9 June 2017

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