Japanese Legacy Cohort Studies: The Hisayama Study.

A new interesting article has been published in J Epidemiol. 2018 Nov 5;28(11):444-451. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20180150. Epub 2018 Oct 6. and titled:

Japanese Legacy Cohort Studies: The Hisayama Study.

Authors of this article are:

Ninomiya T.

A summary of the article is shown below:

The Hisayama Study is a population-based prospective cohort study designed to evaluate the risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases, such as stroke, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and dementia, in a general Japanese population. The prospective follow-up surveys have been conducted in subjects aged 40 or older since 1961. Notable characteristics of this study include its high participation rate (70-80% of all residents aged 40 or older), high follow-up rate (99% or over), and high autopsy rate (approximately 75% of deceased cases). The Hisayama Study has provided valuable evidence of secular change in the prevalence and incidence of several lifestyle-related disease and their risk factors. The study has thereby contributed to elucidation of the preventive strategies for lifestyle-related disease. Research efforts in this cohort are ongoing and will provide additional data for the improvement of human health and longevity.

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cardiovascular disease;cohort study;dementia;diabetes;epidemiology

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