Epidemiology (Lifestyle and Social Factors)

Sultana P, Rahman MT, Roy DC, Akter S, Jung J, Rahman MM, Akter MJ. Tobacco control policies to promote awareness and smoke-free environments in residence and workplace to reduce passive tobacco smoking in Bangladesh and its correlates. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6): E0198942.

Liu Y, Shu XO, Wen W, Saito E, Rahman MS, Tsugane S, Tamakoshi A, Xiang_Y_et_al. Association of leisure-time physical activity with total and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of nearly a half million adults in the Asia Cohort Consortium.. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2018; Dyy024.

Akter S, Goto A, Mizoue T. Smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes in Japan: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Epidemiology. 2017; 27(12):553-561.

Akter S, Kurotani K, Sato M, Hayashi T, Kuwahara K, Mastsushita Y, Nakagawa_T_et_al. High Serum Phospholipid Dihomo-γ-Linoleic Acid Concentration and Low Δ5-Desaturase Activity Are Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes among Japanese Adults in the Hitachi Health Study. J Nutr. 2017; 147(8):1558-1566.

Akter S, Nanri A, Mizoue T, Noda M, Sawada S, Sasazuki N, Tsugane S. Dietary acid load and mortality among Japanese men and women: Japan Public Health Center-based prospective study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 106(1):146-154.

Rahman MM, Akter S, Jung J, Rahman MS, Sultana P. Trend, projection, and appropriate body mass index cut-off point for diabetes and hypertension in Bangladesh. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2017; 126:43-53.

Akter S, Nanri A, Kuwahara K, Mastsushita Y, Nakagawa T, Konishi M, Honda T, Yamamoto S, Hayashi T, Mizoue T. Circulating ferritin concentrations and risk of type 2 diabetes in Japanese.. J Diabetes Investig. 2017; 8(4):462-470.

Khan MN, Rahman MM, Shariff AA, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Rahman MA. Maternal undernutrition and excessive body weight and risk of birth and health outcomes. Archives of Public Health. 2017; 75:12.

Islam GMR. The risk of developing cardiovascular disease in Bangladesh: does diabetes mellitus matter? Which socioeconomic status does it impact? A cross sectional study. Journal of The American Society of Hypertension. 2017; 11(1):45-53.e1.

Rahman M, Islam MJ, Haque SE, Saw YM, Haque MN, Duc NHC, Al-Sobaihi S, Saw TN, Mostofa MG, Islam MR. Association between high-risk fertility behaviours and the likelihood of chronic undernutrition and anaemia among married Bangladeshi women of reproductive age. Public Health Nutrition. 2016; 20(2): 305-314.

Chowdhury MRK, Rahman MS, Khan MMH. Levels and determinants of complementary feeding based on meal frequency among children of 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:944.

Akter S, Kashino I, Mizoue T, Matsuo K, Ito H, Wakai K, Nagata C, Nakayama T, Tanaka K, Tamakoshi_A_et_al. Coffee drinking and colorectal cancer risk: an evaluation based on a systematic review and meta-analysis among the Japanese population. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016; 46(8):781-787.

Rahman MM, Rahman MM, Tareque MI, Ferdos J, Jesmin SS. Maternal Pregnancy Intention and Professional Antenatal Care Utilization in Bangladesh: A Nationwide Population-Based Survey. Plos One. 2016; 11(6): E0157760.

Chowdhury MRK, Rahman MS, Khan MMH, Mondal MNI, Rahman MM, Billah B. Risk Factors for Child Malnutrition in Bangladesh: A Multilevel Analysis of a Nationwide Population-Based Survey. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 172: 194-201.

Akter S, Eguchi M, Kurotani K, Kochi T, Kashino I, Ito R, Kuwahara K, Tsuruoka H, Kabe I, Mizoue T. Serum 25(OH)D and metabolic syndrome among the Japanese: The Furukawa Nutrition and Health Study. Nutrition. 2016; 36:26-32.

Rahman MM, Abe SK, Rahman MS, Kanda M, Narita S, Bilano V, Ota E, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Maternal anemia and risk of adverse birth and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016; 103(2):495-50.

Akter S, Okazaki H, Kuwahara K, Miyamoto T, Murakami T, Shimizu C, Shimizu M, Kentaro_et_al. Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes among Japanese Adults: Japan Epidemiology Collaboration on Occupational Health Study. Plos One. 2015; 10(7): E0132166.

Rahman MM, Abe SK, Kanda M, Narita S, Rahman MS, Bilano V, Ota E, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Maternal body mass index and risk of birth and maternal health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. 2015; 16(9):758-70.

Rahman MS, Mondal MNI, Islam MR, Rahman MM, Hoque MN, Alam MS. Determinant factors of tobacco use among ever-married men in Bangladesh. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2015; 7: 77–85.

Chowdhury MRK, Rahman MS, Mondal MNI, Sayem A, Billah B. Social impact on stigma regarding tuberculosis hindering adhere to treatment: a cross sectional study carried out in tuberculosis patients at Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015; 68(6): 461-466.

Rahman MM, Gilmour S, Akter S, Abe SK, Saito E, Shibuya K. Prevalence and control of hypertension in Bangladesh: a multilevel analysis of a nationwide population-based survey. Journal of Hypertension. 2015; 33(3):465-72.

Rahman MS, Akter S, Abe SK, Islam MR, Mondal MNI, Rahman JAMS, Rahman MM. Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Diabetes in Bangladesh: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Plos One. 2015; 10(2): E0118365.

Mondal MNI, Hoque N, Chowdhury MRK, Hossain MS. Factors Associated with Misconceptions about HIV Transmission of Ever-married Women in Bangladesh. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014; 68(1):13-9.

Rahman MM, Gilmour S. Prevention and Control of Hypertension in Different Countries. Journal of The American Medical Association. 2014; 311(4):418-419.

Akter S, Rahman MM, Abe SK, Sultana P. Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes and their risk factors among Bangladeshi adults: a nationwide survey.. Bulletin of The World Health Organization. 2014; 92:204-213A.

Akter S, Rahman MM, Abe SK, Sultana P. Nationwide Survey of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Diabetes and Prediabetes in Bangladeshi Adults. Diabetes Care. 2014; 37(1):e9-10.

Akter S, Jesmin S, Rahman MM, Islam MM, Khatun MT, Yamaguchi N, Akashi H, Mizutani T. Higher Gravidity and Parity Are Associated with Increased Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Rural Bangladeshi Women. Plos One. 2013; 8(8):e68319.

Mondal MNI, Shitan M. Projection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus among the High Risk Groups in Malaysia. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2013; 66(5):421-424.

Jesmin S, Akter S, Rahman MM, Islam MM, Mondal MNI, Sultana SN, Mowa CN, Yamaguchi N, Okazaki O, Satoru. et al. Disruption of components of vascular endothelial growth factor angiogenic signalling system in metabolic syndrome. Findings from a study conducted in rural Bangladeshi women. Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2013; 109(4):696-705.

Mondal MNI, Takaku H, Ohkusa Y, Sugawara T, Okabe N. HIV Acquisition and Transmission in Bangladesh: Turning to the Concentrated Epidemic. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2009; 62(2):111-119.

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