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Nain-Feng Chu
National Defense Medical Center
EndocrinologyBody mass indexObesityDiabetes mellitusMedicine
36Publications
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#1Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2Fu-Huang Lin (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Yi-Chang Wu (MOD: United Kingdom Ministry of Defence)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACT Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and trends of cigarette smoking among young military conscripts, military officers, and military university students during recently 10 years in Taiwan. Methods: Repeated cross-sectional surveys were conducted annually among young military conscripts and military university students from 2006 to 2014. All the young conscripts were reviewed within 1 month at the military training center and before retiring after 1 year o...
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#1Jin-Biou Chang (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 1
#2Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
Last. Pi-Yun Chen (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 1
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Summary Adropin is a 76 amino acid peptide hormone with a molecular weight of 4999.9 Da that may be associated with energy homeostasis, insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in mice and human. There is only a few studies that examine plasma adropin levels and body composition in children. This study is to evaluate the relationship between plasma adropin levels, body composition and lipid variables amongst young adolescents in Taiwan. We examined 492 adolescents (269 females and 223 males) rang...
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#1Yaoh-Shiang Lin (TSGH: Tri-Service General Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2Der-Min Wu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 11
Last. Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
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Background The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the knowledge and attitudes of cigarette smoking that are associated with smoking habits among young military conscripts in Taiwan. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey of young conscripts in southern and eastern Taiwan between August 1 and December 31, 2001. We selected 3,249 young military conscripts who had served more than 1 month in the military, based on specific criteria. We used a standard structured questionnaire...
11 CitationsSource
#1Der-Min Wu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 11
#2Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
Last. Hsiang-Ru Lai (NTNU: National Taiwan Normal University)H-Index: 3
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The authors studied the prevalence of the aggregation in common lifestyle habits, namely, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, and betel-nut chewing and the demographic correlates of individual aggregation in these lifestyle behaviors among young military conscripts in Taiwan. Cross-sectional screening was conducted among conscripts in southern and eastern sections of Taiwan from Aug. 1st to Dec. 31st 2001. Totally, 3913 conscripts who had more than 1 month of service were included in this multi...
11 CitationsSource
#1Jin-Biou Chang (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 6
#2Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
Last. Der-Min Wu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 11
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To evaluate the association of The study is to evaluate the association of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components on brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), an indirect marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, in middle-aged Taiwanese males. A total of 442 men aged 40 to 65 years were included in this cross-sectional survey. Arterial stiffness was measured using a non-invasive method by baPWV. MS is defined by the presence of ≥ 3 components using the modified National Cholesterol Education...
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#1Der-Min Wu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 11
#2Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
Last. Shu-Chuan Wang (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 2
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Objective To evaluate the degree of obesity and plasma high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in relation to insulin resistance status among school children in Taiwan. Methods After multistage sampling, we randomly selected 1438 children (701 boys and 737 girls) with the mean age of 13.4 years (from 12 to 16) in Taipei in 2003. Anthropometric measures and plasma biochemical variables (including lipid profiles, glucose and insulin) were measured using standard methods. Plasma hs-CRP ...
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#1Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2Der-Min Wu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 11
Last. Yaoh-Shiang Lin (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 19
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ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate cigarette smoking prevalence and to examine the clustering of adverse behaviors among young military conscripts in Taiwan. Methods: Cross-sectional screening was conducted among conscripts in southern and eastern sections of Taiwan from August 1 to December 31, 2001. A total of 7,931 conscripts who had < 1 month of service were included in this multistage sampling study. Results: Adjusted prevalence rates of cigarette smoking before and during military service we...
9 CitationsSource
#1Nain-Feng Chu (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2Muh-Han Shen (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 7
Last. Chen-Ju Lai (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 1
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Objective: Adiponectin, a novel adipokine with antiinflammatory and insulin-sensitizing properties, has an important role in glucose metabolism and is negatively correlated with body fat amount in adults. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of plasma adiponectin level with metabolic risk profiles and insulin resistance status among Taiwanese children. Research Methods and Procedures: We enrolled 1248 children (608 boys and 640 girls) to ascertain their demographic, anthropo...
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#1Lisa M. Hines (Anschutz Medical Campus)H-Index: 23
#2David H. Hunter (Harvard University)H-Index: 186
Last. Eric B. Rimm (Anschutz Medical Campus)H-Index: 171
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Abstract We previously demonstrated that a functional polymorphism in alcohol dehydrogenase type 1C (ADH1C, also known as ADH3) modifies the association between moderate alcohol consumption and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and risk of myocardial infarction among older men. In this study, we investigated the effect of the ADH1C γ 1 and γ 2 alleles on the relationship between alcohol consumption and HDL levels among four populations with varied exposure to endogenous and exogenous estroge...
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Background: Although it is known that abdominal obesity increases the risk of chronic diseases, prospective data examining the relation between lifestyle factors and the accumulation of abdominal adipose tissue are sparse. Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the associations of changes in diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and smoking with 9-y waist gain among US men. Design: A prospective cohort comprised 16 587 US men aged 40-75 y at baseline in 1986. Data on life...
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