Letter to the Editor

European Journal of Nutrition, Mar 2017

Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka, Hitomi Okubo, Satoshi Sasaki, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa

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Letter to the Editor

Yoshihiro Miyake 0 1 2 3 4 Keiko Tanaka 0 1 2 3 4 Hitomi Okubo 0 1 2 3 4 Satoshi Sasaki 0 1 2 3 4 Shinya Furukawa 0 1 2 3 4 Masashi Arakawa 0 1 2 3 4 0 Department of Health Promotion, National Institute of Public Health , Saitama , Japan 1 Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Unit, Translational Research Center, Ehime University Hospital , Ehime , Japan 2 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine , Ehime 791-0295 , Japan 3 Health Tourism Research Fields, Graduate School of Tourism Sciences, University of the Ryukyus , Okinawa , Japan 4 Department of Social and Preventive Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo , Tokyo , Japan Vol.:(011233456789) - We thank Dr. Yijia Zhang for her interest in our recent paper [1] published in European Journal of Nutrition. In our previous study in this population, meat intake was not related to depressive symptoms during pregnancy, while saturated fatty acids were significantly positively associated with depressive symptoms during pregnancy [2]. Additional adjustment for meat intake did not materially change the results: additional adjusted prevalence ratio between extreme quartiles for total soy products was 0.63 (95%, CI 0.47–0.86; P for trend = 0.002). Excluding Zen monks, Japanese people are not likely to consume soy products as the alternative sources of animal products [3]. Again, we express our appreciation for her comment. 1. Miyake Y , Tanaka K , Okubo H , Sasaki S , Furukawa S , Arakawa M. Soy isoflavone intake and prevalence of depressive symptoms during pregnancy in Japan: baseline data from the Kyushu Okinawa Maternal and Child Health Study . Eur J Nutr . in press 2. Miyake Y , Tanaka K , Okubo H , Sasaki S , Arakawa M ( 2013 ) Fish and fat intake and prevalence of depressive symptoms during pregnancy in Japan: baseline data from the Kyushu Okinawa Maternal and Child Health Study . J Psychiatr Res 47 : 572 - 578 3. Kita T , Yokode M , Kume N , Ishii K , Nagano Y , Mikami A , Kita M , Fujii K , Kawai C , Domae N et al ( 1988 ) The concentration of serum lipids in Zen monks and control males in Japan . Jpn Circ J 52 : 99 - 104


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Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka, Hitomi Okubo, Satoshi Sasaki, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa. Letter to the Editor, European Journal of Nutrition, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s00394-017-1429-8