MJ Health Database

  • MJ Health Resource Center is responsible for the storage and management of three major health databases on behalf of the MJ Group – MJ Health Survey Data, MJ Biodata and MJ Biobank. To ensure data quality and accuracy, each database has its dedicated analytics professional to direct its regular maintenance and routine operations. Furthermore, the three databases are updated on a regular basis to ensure they always provide the richest and most complete data to their users.

MJ Health Survey Data

  • Health Survey Database is an important resource for population-based prospective cohort studies. The current health questionnaire for clients in Taiwan consists of 134 multiple choice questions, which are divided into 5 areas: basic personal information, family medical history, current health status, life style, and dietary habits. Since 1996, extensive data has been collected from health screening clients and stored in the health survey database at MJ Health Resource Center. Family/corporate clusters and long term follow-ups are some of the defining characteristics of health survey database.

MJ BioData

  • Electronic health record has been in use at MJ health screening center since 1994, which gave MJ Biodata database its longitudinal nature. The Biodata database currently contains numerical or text results from over 100 health screening items, including anthropometric measurements, blood glucose/lipids, liver/kidney/lung functions, bone density, tumor markers, thyroid function, hs-CRP, fecal occult blood test, ear/nose/throat, vision, EKG, ultrasound, X-rays and gynecological exams. Linkage between biodata and health survey data can be requested when conducting statistical analysis. 

MJ BioBank

  • In addition to the Health Survey and Biodata databases, MJ Health Resource Center currently operates the first private biobank approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taiwan. The initial collection started in 2002 and ended in 2008, resulted in over 800,000 blood-based samples derived from over 70,000 individuals representing over 90,000 unique health screening visits. Samples are divided into serum, plasma, buffy coat and stored in -80°C freezers.

Code Book

  • MJ Biodata Codebook  Excel
  • MJ Health Survey Data Codebook  Word 


Pseudo Data

Publications (update: 27/11/2023)


Chun-Kai Wang, Ching-Yao Chang, Ta-Wei Chu and Yao-Jen Liang. Using Machine Learning to Identify the Relationships between Demographic, Biochemical, and Lifestyle Parameters and Plasma Vitamin D Concentration in Healthy Premenopausal Chinese Women. Life 2023, 13, 2257. IF: 3.253

Shiow-Jyu Tzou, Chung-Hsin Peng, Li-Ying Huang, Fang-Yu Chen, Chun-Heng Kuo, Chung-Ze Wu, Ta-Wei Chu. Comparison between linear regression and four different machine learning methods in selecting risk factors for osteoporosis in a Chinese female aged cohort. Journal of Chinese Medical Association. (2023) 86: 1028-1036. PMID: 37729604. IF: 3.0

Chao-Hung Chen, Chun-Kai Wang, Chen-Yu Wang, Chun-Feng Chang, Ta-Wei Chu. Roles of biochemistry data, lifestyle, and inflammation in identifying abnormal renal function in old Chinese. World J Clin Cases 2023 October 16; 11(29): 7004-7016. IF: 1.534

Chi Pang Wen, Min Kuang Tsai, June Han Lee, Christopher Wen, Ta-Wei David Chu, and Chien Hua Chen. Uncovering a dose-response relationship between positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer-related mortality. European Journal of Internal Medicine. PMID: 37777425. IF: 7.749

Hsin-Pei Feng, Pi-Ching Yu, Shi-Hao Huang, Yao-Ching Huang, Chin Fu Chen, Chien-An Sun, Bill-Long Wang, Wu-Chien Chien and Chun-Hsien Chiang. The benefit of vegetarian diets for reducing blood pressure in Taiwan: a historically prospective cohort study. J Health Popul Nutr. 2023 May 9;42(1):41. PMID: 37161487. IF: 2.966

Shang-Feng Tsai, Chao-Tung Yang, Wei-Ju Liu and Chia-Lin Lee. Development and validation of an insulin resistance model for a population without diabetes mellitus and its clinical implication: a prospective cohort study. EClinicalMedicine. 2023 Apr 4;58:101934. PMID: 37090441. IF:17.033

Sicong Wang, Chi Pang Wen, Wenyuan Li, Shu Li, Mingxi Sun, Andi Xu, Min Kuang Tsai, David Ta-Wei Chu, Shan Pou Tsai, Huakang Tu, Xifeng Wu. Development of a Novel Multidimensional Measure of Aging to Predict Mortality and Morbidity in the Prospective MJ Cohort. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 Mar 30;78(4):690-697.PMID: 35921680. IF:6.591

Tsung-Hsun Tsai, Ta-Wei Chu, Tien-Huang Lin, Teng-Fu Hsieh, Chi-Cheng Chen, Hsin-Ho Liu, Yuan-Chieh Chuang, Chia-Wen Lin, Shang-Sen Lee. Ethnic differences in the age-related distribution of serum prostate-specific antigen values: A study in a Taiwanese male population. PLoS One. 2023; 18(3): e0283040.PMID: 36928100. IF: 3.752

Hung-Hsiang Huang, Shang-Ju Hsieh, Ming-Shu Chen, Mao-Jhen Jhou, Tzu-Chi Liu, Hsiang-Li Shen, Chih-Te Yang, Chung-Chih Hung, Ya-Yen Yu and Chi-Jie Lu. Machine Learning Predictive Models for Evaluating Risk Factors Affecting Sperm Count: Predictions Based on Health Screening Indicators. J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(3), 1220. IF: 4.964

Yun-Ju Lai, Yung-Feng Yen, Li-Jung Cheng, Li-Fei Hsu, Matthew N. Ahmadi, Elif Inan-Eroglu, Po-Wen Ku, Emmanuel Stamatakisis. Modification of the all-cause and cardiovascular disease related mortality risk with changes in the metabolic syndrome status: a population-based prospective cohort study in Taiwan. Diabetes Metab. 2023 May;49(3):101415. PMID: 36563960. IF: 5.9


Mao-Jhen Jhou, Ming-Shu Chen, Tian-Shyug Lee, Chih-Te Yang, Yen-Ling Chiu and Chi-Jie Lu. A Hybrid Risk Factor Evaluation Scheme for Metabolic Syndrome and Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Based on Multiple Machine Learning Techniques. Healthcare 2022, 10(12), 2496. PMID : 36554020 IF:3.160

Chung-Hsing Chou, Jiu-Haw Yin, Yu-Kai Lin, Fu-Chi Yang, Ta-Wei Chu, Yuan Chieh Chuang, Chia Wen Lin, Giia-Sheun Peng, and Yueh-Feng Sung. The optimal pulse pressures for healthy adults with different ages and sexes correlate with cardiovascular health metrics. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 05 December 2022. IF: 6.050

Pen-Chih Liao, Ming-Shu Chen, Mao-Jhen Jhou, Tsan-Chi Chen, Chih-Te Yang, Chi-Jie Lu. Integrating Health Data-Driven Machine Learning Algorithms to Evaluate Risk Factors of Early Stage Hypertension at Different Levels of HDL and LDL Cholesterol. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Aug 14;12(8):1965. PMID: 36010315. IF: 3.992

Chien Hua Chen, Min Kuang Tsai, June Han Lee, Ro-Ting Lin, Chung Y. Hsu, Christopher Wen, Xifeng Wu, Ta-Wei Chu, and Chi Pang Wen. "Sugar-Sweetened Beverages” Is an Independent Risk From Pancreatic Cancer: Based on Half a Million Asian Cohort Followed for 25 Years. Front Oncol. 2022 Apr 7;12:835901. PMID: 35463371. IF: 5.36

Meng-Ko Tsai, Kuang-Chen Hung, Chun-Cheng Liao, Lung-Fa Pan, Chia-Lien Hung and Deng-Ho Yang. The Association between Serum Testosterone and Hyperuricemia in Males. J. Clin. Med. 2022, 11, 2743. IF: 5.688

Han-Hsuan Yang, Shih-Kai Tu, Hsin-Hung Chen, Chia-Lien Hung,Chia-Wen Kuo, Yu-Tse Tsan, Wei-Min Chu, Meng-Chih Lee and Chun-Cheng Liao. Testosterone Level Reduction Increases the 10-Year Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Taiwanese Young Male Population. Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 Apr 14;9:869251. PMID: 35498035. IF: 5.503

Sheng-Kuang Wang, Meng-Chih Lee, Chia-Lien Hung, Hsin-Hung Chen, Chun-Cheng Liao, Yu-Lung Chiu. Association between hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype and hypogonadism in Taiwanese adult men. PLoS One. 2022 Mar 23;17(3):e0265629. PMID: 35320301. IF: 3.04


Ming-Shu Chen, Chi-Hao Chiu, Shih-Hsin Chen. Risk assessment of metabolic syndrome prevalence involving sedentary occupations and socioeconomic status. BMJ Open. 2021 Dec 13;11(12):e042802. PMID: 34903529. IF: 3.006

Po-Sheng Hsu, Chia-Lien Hung, Shih-Kai Tu, Hsin-Hung Chen, Deng-Ho Yang, Chun-Cheng Liao. Waist Circumference Is More Closely Associated with Hypogonadism than Is Hyperglycemia, Independent of BMI in Middle-Aged Men. J Diabetes Res. 2021 Dec 20;2021:1347588. PMID: 34966822. IF: 4.011

Yen-Ling Chiu, Mao-Jhen Jhou, Tian-Shyug Lee, Chi-Jie Lu, and Ming-Shu Chen. Health Data-Driven Machine Learning Algorithms Applied to Risk Indicators Assessment for Chronic Kidney Disease. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2021; 14: 4401–4412. PMID: 34737657. IF: 2.803

Shan Pou Tsai, Chi Pang Wen, Min Kuang Tsai, Po Jung Lu, Jackson Pui Man Wai, Christopher Wen, Wayne Gao, Xifeng Wu. Converting health risks into loss of life years - a paradigm shift in clinical risk communication. Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Sep 7;13(17):21513-21525. PMID: 34491905. IF: 5.682

Cheng-Tse Wu, Ta-Wei Chu, Jyh-Shing Roger Jang. Current-Visit and Next-Visit Prediction for Fatty Liver Disease With a Large-Scale Dataset: Model Development and Performance Comparison. JMIR Med Inform. 2021 Aug 12;9(8):e26398. PMID: 34387552. IF: 2.96

Chu, Ta-Wei, Jhao, Jing-Yun; Lin, Ta-Jen; Lin, Tzu-Wei; Wang, Chia-Lin; Chang Huan-Shuo; Liu, Li-Chun; Chang, Cheng-Chang. Vitamin D in gynecological diseases. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association 2021 Aug 16:  IF: 1.053

Shang-Rong Zhong, Han-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Hsi Liao, Deng-Ho Yang, Shih-Kai Tu, Chia-Lien Hung, Chun-Cheng Liao. Association Between Low Serum Testosterone and the Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly Taiwanese Men. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2021 Jan 11;14:99-106.  PMID: 33469327IF: 3.168


Shen TY, Strong C, Yu T. Age at menopause and mortality in Taiwan: A cohort analysis. Maturitas. 2020 Jun;136:42-48. PMID: 32386665. IF:3.63

David Martinez-Gomez, Mark Hamer, Francisco B. Ortega, Verónica Cabanas-Sanchez, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Carl J. Lavie, and Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo. Association of Changes in Physical Activity and Incidence and Remission of Overall and Abdominal Obesity in 113,950 Adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Mar;28(3):660-668.PMID: 32012483. IF:3.969


David Martinez-Gomez, Carl J.Lavie, Mark Hamer, Veronica Cabanas-Sanchez, Esther Garcia-Esquinas, Helios Pareja-Galeano, Ellen Struijk, Kabir P.Sadarangani, Francisco B.Ortega, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo. Physical activity without weight loss reduces the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors – a prospective cohort study of more than one hundred thousand adults. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2019 Nov - Dec;62(6):522-530. PMID: 31758975. IF: 6.21

Martinez-Gomez D, Ortega FB, Hamer M, Lopez-Garcia E, Struijk E, Sadarangani KP, Lavie CJ, & Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Physical activity and risk of metabolic phenotypes of obesity: a prospective Taiwanese cohort study in more than 200,000 adults. Mayo Clin Proc 2019 Oct 13. PMID: 31619366. IF: 7.091

Lao XQ, Guo C, Chang LY, Bo Y, Zhang Z, Chuang YC, Jiang WK, Lin C, Tam T, Lau AKH, Lin CY, Chan TC. Long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and incident type 2 diabetes: a longitudinal cohort study. Diabetologia. 2019 May;62(5):759-769. PMID: 30706081. IF: 6.023

Bo Y, Chang LY, Guo C, Zhang Z,Lin CQ, Chuang YC, Jiang WK, Tam T, Chang TC, Lin CY, Lau AKH, Lao XQ, Yeoh EK. Association of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and incident dyslipidaemia: A longitudinal cohort study. Environ Res. 2019 Mar 26;173:359-365. PMID: 30954908. IF: 4.732

Bo Y, Yeoh EK, Guo C, Zhang Z, Tam T, Chan TC, Chang LY, Lao XQ. Sleep and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cohort Study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Mar 15;15(3):393-400. PMID: 30853043. IF: 3.429


Ming-Shu Chen , Shih-Hsin Chen. A Data-Driven Assessment of the Metabolic Syndrome Criteria for Adult Health Management in Taiwan. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Dec 31;16(1):92. PMID: 30602658. IF: 2.145

Martinez-Gomez D, Esteban-Cornejo I, Lopez-Garcia E, García-Esquinas E, Sadarangani KP, Veiga OL, Rodriguez-Artalejo F. Physical activity less than the recommended amount may prevent the onset of major biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease: a cohort study of 198 919 adults. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Dec 15. pii: bjsports-2018-099740. PMID: 30554146. IF: 7.867

Yang X, Xu C, Wang Y, Cao C, Tao Q, Zhan S, Sun F. Risk prediction model of dyslipidaemia over a 5-year period based on the Taiwan MJ health check-up longitudinal database. Lipids Health Dis. 2018 Nov 17;17(1):259. PMID: 30447693. IF: 2.678

Liao CM and Lin CM. Life Course Effects of Socioeconomic and Lifestyle Factors on Metabolic Syndrome and 10-Year Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal Study in Taiwan Adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Oct 5;15(10). PMID: 30301155. IF: 2.145

Chan TC, Zhang Z, Lin BC, Lin C, Deng HB, Chuang YC, Chan JWM, Jiang WK, Tam T, Chang LY, Hoek G, Lau AKH, Lao XQ. Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 Oct;126 (10):107002.PMID: 30392394. IF: 9.78

Zhang Z, Chan TC, Guo C, Chang LY, Lin C, Chuang YC, Jiang WK, Ho KF, Tam T, Woo KS, Lau AKH, Lao XQ. Long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with platelet counts in adults. Environ Pollut. 2018 Sep;240:432-439. PMID: 29753251. IF: 4.358

Ding C, Yang Z, Wang S, Sun F, Zhan S. The associations of metabolic syndrome with incident hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease: a cohort study. Endocrine. 2018 May;60 (2):282-291. PMID: 29492904. IF: 3.179

Guo C, Zhang Z, Lau AKH, Lin CQ, Chuang YC, Chan J, Jiang WK, Tam T, Yeoh EK, Chan TC, Chang LY, Lao XQ. Effect of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on lung function decline and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Taiwan: a longitudinal, cohort study. Lancet Planet Health. 2018 Mar;2 (3):e114-e125. PMID: 29615226.

Tu H, Wen CP, Tsai SP, Chow WH, Wen C, Ye Y, Zhao H, Tsai MK, Huang M, Dinney CP, Tsao CK, Wu X. Cancer risk associated with chronic diseases and disease markers: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2018 Jan 31;360:k134. PMID: 29386192. IF: 23.259

Lao XQ, Zhang Z, Lau AKH, Chan TC, Chuang YC, Chan J, Lin C, Guo C, Jiang WK, Tam T, Hoek G, Kan H, Yeoh EK, Chang LY. Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Semen Quality in Taiwan. Occup Environ Med. 2018 Feb;75(2):148-154. PMID: 29133596. IF: 3.912

Zhang Z, Guo C, Lau AKH, Chan TC, Chuang YC, Lin C, Jiang WK, Yeoh EK, Tam T, Woo KS, Yan BP, Chang LY, Wong MCS, Lao XQ. Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter, Blood Pressure, and Incident Hypertension in Taiwanese Adults. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 Jan 18; 126(1):017008. PMID: 29351544. IF: 9.78

Lao XQ, Liu X, Deng HB, Chan TC, Ho KF, Wang F, Vermeulen R, Tam T, Wong MCS, Tse LA, Chang LY, Yeoh EK. Sleep Quality, Sleep Duration, and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study With 60,586 Adults. J Clin Sleep Med, 2018 Jan 15;14(1):109-117. PMID: 29198294. IF: 3.429

Lao XQ, Deng HB, Liu X, Chan TC, Zhang Z, Chang LY, Yeoh EK, Tam T, Wong MCS,  Thomas GN. Increased leisure-time physical activity associated with lower onset  of diabetes in 44 828 adults with impaired fasting glucose: a population-based prospective cohort study. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Jan 13. PMID: 29331993. IF: 6.6


Zhang Z, Hoek G, Chang LY, Chan TC, Guo C, Chuang YC, Chan J, Lin C, Jiang WK, Guo Y, Vermeulen R, Yeoh EK, Tam T, Lau AKH, Griffiths S, Lao XQ. Particulate matter air pollution, physical activity and systemic inflammation in Taiwanese adults. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017 Oct 7. PMID: 29030094. IF: 4.643

Deng HB, Tam T, Zee BC, Chung RY, Su X, Jin L, Chan TC, Chang LY, Yeoh EK, Lao XQ. Short sleep duration increases metabolic burden in healthy adults: a population based cohort study. Sleep. 2017 Oct 1;40 (10). PMID: 28977563. IF: 4.923

Zhang Z, Chang LY, Lau AKH, Chan TC, Chieh Chuang Y, Chan J, Lin C, Kai Jiang W, Dear K, Zee BCY, Yeoh EK, Hoek G, Tam T, Qian Lao X. Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter are associated with C-reactive protein in 30034 Taiwanese adults. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Aug 1; 46 (4):1126-1136. PMID: 28541501. IF: 7.738

Chen SC, Tsai SP, Jhao JY, Jiang WK, Tsao CK, Chang LY. Liver Fat, Hepatic Enzymes, Alkaline Phosphatase and the Risk of Incident Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study of 132,377 Adults. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 5; 7(1): 4649. PMID: 28680048. IF: 5.228

Wu X, Tsai SP, Tsao CK, Chiu ML, Tsai MK, Lu PJ, Lee JH, Chen CH, Wen C, Chang SS, Hsu CY, Wen CP. Cohort Profile: Taiwan MJ cohort, a half-a-million Chinese with repeated health surveillance data. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Feb 15. PMID: 28204597. IF: 7.738


Wu X, Wen CP, Ye Y, Tsai M, Wen C, Roth JA, Pu X, Chow WH, Huff C, Cunningham S, Huang M, Wu S, Tsao CK, Gu J, Lippman SM. Personalized Risk Assessment in Never, Light, and Heavy Smokers in a prospective cohort in Taiwan. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:36482. PMID: 27805040 IF: 5.228

Chen CH, Tsai MK, Wen CP. Extending Colorectal Cancer Screening to Persons Aged 40 to 49 Years With Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test: A Prospective Cohort Study of 513,283 Individuals.” J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 Oct;50 (9):761-8. PMID: 26905605. IF: 3.163

Cheng YY, Huang NC, Chang YT, Sung JM, Shen KH, Tsai CC, Guo HR. Associations between arsenic in drinking water and the progression of chronic kidney disease: A nationwide study in Taiwan. J Hazard Mater. 2016 Sep 14;321:432-439. PMID: 27669384. IF: 4.836

Chuang SY, Chiu TH, Lee CY, Liu TT, Tsao CK, Hsiung CA, Chiu YF. Vegetarian diet reduces the risk of hypertension independent of abdominal obesity and inflammation: a prospective study. J Hypertens. 2016 Aug 10. PMID: 27512965. IF: 5.062

Muga MA, Owili PO, Hsu CY, Rau HH, Chao JC. Association between Dietary Patterns and Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Middle-Aged and Elderly Adults in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study from 2003 to 2012. PLoS One. 2016;11(7):e0157745. PMID: 27366909. IF: 2.806

Strand LB, Tsai MK, Gunnell D, Janszky I, Wen CP, Chang SS. Self-reported sleep duration and coronary heart disease mortality: A large cohort study of 400,000 Taiwanese adults. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Mar 15;207:246-51. PMID: 26808986. IF: 4.638

Lin WY, Peng CY, Lin CC, Davidson LE, Pi-Sunyer FX, Sung PK, Huang KC. General and Abdominal Adiposity and Risk of Death in HBV Versus Non-HBV Carriers: A 10-Year Population-based Cohort Study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(2):e2162. PMID: 26765398. IF: 1.206

Li Z, Yang X, Yang J, Yang Z, Wang S, Sun F, Zhan S. The Cohort Study on Prediction of Incidence of All-Cause Mortality by Metabolic Syndrome. PLoS One. 2016;11(5):e0154990. PMID: 27195697. IF: 2.806

Lo FE, Lu PJ, Tsai MK, Lee JH, Wen C, Wen CP, Wai JP, Tsao CK, Chiang PH, Lyu SY, Ma KL, Chi YC, Li CS, Liu CC, Wu X. The Role of Physical Activity in Harm Reduction among Betel Quid Chewers from a Prospective Cohort of 419,378 Individuals. PLoS One. 2016;11(4):e0152246. PMID: 27044010. IF: 2.806



Chiu YF, Hsu CC, Chiu TH, Lee CY, Liu TT, Tsao CK, Chuang SC, Hsiung CA. Cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons of metabolic profiles between vegetarian and non-vegetarian subjects: a matched cohort study. Br J Nutr. 2015 Oct 28;114(8):1313-20. PMID: 26355190. IF: 3.706

Chang SS, Bjørngaard JH, Tsai MK, Bjerkeset O, Wen CP, Yip PS, Tsao CK, Gunnell D. Heart rate and suicide: findings from two cohorts of 533 000 Taiwanese and 75 000 Norwegian adults. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2015 Oct 22. PMID: 26493376. IF: 6.79

Sun W, Wen CP, Lin J, Wen C, Pu X, Huang M, Tsai MK, Tsao CK, Wu X, Chow WH. ABO blood types and cancer risk--a cohort study of 339,432 subjects in Taiwan. Cancer Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;39(2):150-6. PMID: 25600007. IF: 3.343

Wen CP, Zhang F, Liang D, Wen C, Gu J, Skinner H, Chow WH, Ye Y, Pu X, Hildebrandt MA, Huang M, Chen CH, Hsiung CA, Tsai MK, Tsao CK, Lippman SM, Wu X. The ability of bilirubin in identifying smokers with higher risk of lung cancer: a large cohort study in conjunction with global metabolomic profiling. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 1;21(1):193-200. PMID: 25336700. IF: 9.619



Chen JH, Wen CP, Wu SB, Lan JL, Tsai MK, Tai YP, Lee JH, Hsu CC, Tsao CK, Wai JP, Chiang PH, Pan WH, Hsiung CA. Attenuating the mortality risk of high serum uric acid: the role of physical activity underused. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Jul 22. PMID: 25053714. IF: 12.811

Coresh J, Turin TC, Matsushita K, Sang Y, Ballew SH, Appel LJ, Arima H, Chadban SJ, Cirillo M, Djurdjev O, Green JA, Heine GH, Inker LA, Irie F, Ishani A, Ix JH, Kovesdy CP, Marks A, Ohkubo T, Shalev V, Shankar A, Wen CP, de Jong PE, Iseki K, Stengel B, Gansevoort RT, Levey AS. CKD Prognosis Consortium. Decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate and subsequent risk of end-stage renal disease and mortality. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2518-31. PMID: 24892770. IF: 44.4

You YS, Lin CY, Liang HJ, Lee SH, Tsai KS, Chiou JM, Chen YC, Tsao CK, Chen JH. Association between the metabolome and low bone mineral density in Taiwanese women determined by (1)H NMR spectroscopy. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Jan;29(1):212-22. PMID: 23775851. IF: 6.284

Chen JH, Chen YC, Mao CL, Chiou JM, Tsao CK, Tsai KS. Association between secreted phosphoprotein-1 (SPP1) polymorphisms and low bone mineral density in women. PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e97428. PMID: 24831687. IF: 2.806



Matsushita K, Ballew SH, Astor BC, Jong PE, Gansevoort RT, Hemmelgarn BR, Levey AS, Levin A, Wen CP, Woodward M, Coresh J. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Cohort profile: the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;42(6):1660-8. PMID: 23243116. IF: 7.738

Gunnell D, Chang SS, Tsai MK, Tsao CK, Wen CP. Sleep and suicide: an analysis of a cohort of 394,000 Taiwanese adults. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2013 Sep;48(9):1457-65. PMID: 23546638. IF: 2.922

Yang XH, Tao QS, Sun F, Cao CK, Zhan SY. [Setting up a risk prediction model on metabolic syndrome among 35-74 year-olds based on the Taiwan MJ Health-checkup Database]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Sep;34(9):874-8. PMID: 24331961.

Gansevoort RT, Correa-Rotter R, Hemmelgarn BR, Jafar TH, Heerspink HJ, Mann JF, Matsushita K, Wen CP. Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular risk: epidemiology, mechanisms, and prevention. Lancet. 2013 Jul 27;382(9889):339-52. PMID: 23727170. IF: 53.254

Chen JH, Pan WH, Hsu CC, Yeh WT, Chuang SY, Chen PY, Chen HC, Chang CT, Huang WL. Impact of obesity and hypertriglyceridemia on gout development with or without hyperuricemia: a prospective study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jan;65(1):133-40. PMID: 22933424. IF: 3.319



Hallan SI, Matsushita K, Sang Y, Mahmoodi BK, Black C, Ishani A, Kleefstra N, Naimark D, Roderick P, Tonelli M, Wetzels JF, Astor BC, Gansevoort RT, Levin A, Wen CP, Coresh J. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Age and association of kidney measures with mortality and end-stage renal disease. JAMA. 2012 Dec 12;308(22):2349-60. PMID: 23111824. IF: 44.4

Fox CS, Matsushita K, Woodward M, Bilo HJ, Chalmers J, Heerspink HJ, Lee BJ, Perkins RM, Rossing P, Sairenchi T, Tonelli M, Vassalotti JA, Yamagishi K, Coresh J, de Jong PE, Wen CP, Nelson RG, Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Associations of kidney disease measures with mortality and end-stage renal disease in individuals with and without diabetes: a meta-analysis. Lancet. 2012 Nov 10;380(9854):1662-73. PMID: 23013602. IF: 53.254

Wen CP, Lin J, Yang YC, Tsai MK, Tsao CK, Etzel C, Huang M, Hsu CY, Ye Y, Mishra L, Hawk E, Wu X. Hepatocellular carcinoma risk prediction model for the general population: the predictive power of transaminases. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Oct 17;104(20):1599-611. PMID: 23073549. IF: 12.589

Sun F, Tao QM, Tao QS, Yang XH, Cao CK, Zhan SY. Estimation on the risk of 5-years obesity development among adults aged 30 - 59, based on the Taiwan MJ Health-checkup Database. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2012 Sep;33(9):921-5. PMID: 23290803.

Yang X, Tao Q, Sun F, Zhan S. The impact of socioeconomic status on the incidence of metabolic syndrome in a Taiwanese health screening population. Int J Public Health. 2012 Jun;57(3):551-9. PMID: 22349293. IF: 2.327

Matsushita K, Mahmoodi BK, Woodward M, Emberson JR, Jafar TH, Jee SH, Polkinghorne KR, Shankar A, Smith DH, Tonelli M, Warnock DG, Wen CP, Coresh J, Gansevoort RT, Hemmelgarn BR, Levey AS.  Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Comparison of risk prediction using the CKD-EPI equation and the MDRD study equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate. JAMA. 2012 May 9;307(18):1941-51. PMID: 22570462. IF: 44.4

Chang SS, Wen CP, Tsai MK, Lawlor DA, Yang YC, Gunnell D. Adiposity, its related biologic risk factors, and suicide: a cohort study of 542,088 taiwanese adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Apr 15;175(8):804-15. PMID: 22427611. IF: 4.825

Chuang SY, Chen JH, Yeh WT, Wu CC, Pan WH. Hyperuricemia and increased risk of ischemic heart disease in a large Chinese cohort. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Feb 9;154(3):316-21. PMID: 21862159. IF: 4.638

Chen JH, Yeh WT, Chuang SY, Wu YY, Pan WH. Gender-specific risk factors for incident gout: a prospective cohort study. Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Feb;31(2):239-45. PMID: 21761146. IF: 2.365

Pan WH, Yeh WT, Chen HJ, Chuang SY, Chang HY, Chen L, Wahlqvist ML. The U-shaped relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality contrasts with a progressive increase in medical expenditure: a prospective cohort study. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2012;21(4):577-87. PMID: 23017316. IF: 1.816



Wang S, Shu Z, Tao Q, Yu C, Zhan S, Li L. Uric acid and incident chronic kidney disease in a large health check-up population in Taiwan. Nephrology (Carlton). 2011 Nov;16(8):767-76. PMID: 21854506. IF: 1.563

Wen CP, Wai JP, Tsai MK, Yang YC, Cheng TY, Lee MC, Chan HT, Tsao CK, Tsai SP, Wu X. Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2011 Oct 1;378(9798):1244-53. PMID: 21846575. IF: 53.254

Wen CP, Chan HT, Tsai MK, Cheng TY, Chung WS, Chang YC, Hsu HL, Tsai SP, Tsao CK, Man Wai JP, Hsu CC. Attributable mortality burden of metabolic syndrome: comparison with its individual components. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2011 Aug;18(4):561-73. PMID: 21450629. IF: 3.606

Mafham M, Emberson J, Landray MJ, Wen CP, Baigent C. Estimated glomerular filtration rate and the risk of major vascular events and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25920. PMID: 22039429. IF: 2.806

Shang P, Shu Z, Wang Y, Li N, Du S, Sun F, Xia Y, Zhan S. Veganism does not reduce the risk of the metabolic syndrome in a Taiwanese cohort. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011;20(3):404-10. PMID: 21859659. IF: 1.816



Wen CP, Tsai MK, Chung WS, Hsu HL, Chang YC, Chan HT, Chiang PH, Cheng TY, Tsai SP. Cancer risks from betel quid chewing beyond oral cancer: a multiple-site carcinogen when acting with smoking. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Sep;21(9):1427-35. PMID: 20458529. IF: 2.510

Wen CP, David Cheng TY, Chan HT, Tsai MK, Chung WS, Tsai SP, Wahlqvist ML, Yang YC, Wu SB, Chiang PH, Wen SF. Is high serum uric acid a risk marker or a target for treatment? Examination of its independent effect in a large cohort with low cardiovascular risk. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Aug;56(2):273-88. PMID: 20605302. IF: 7.623

Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium, Matsushita K, van der Velde M, Astor BC, Woodward M, Levey AS, de Jong PE, Coresh J, Gansevoort RT. Association of estimated glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in general population cohorts: a collaborative meta-analysis. Lancet. 2010 Jun 12;375(9731):2073-81. PMID: 20483451. IF: 53.254

Wen CP, Chan TC, Chan HT, Tsai MK, Cheng TY, Tsai SP. The reduction of tuberculosis risks by smoking cessation. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 7;10:156. PMID: 20529257. IF:2.768

Hsiao FC, Wu CZ, Su SC, Sun MT, Hsieh CH, Hung YJ, He CT, Pei D. Baseline forced expiratory volume in the first second as an independent predictor of development of the metabolic syndrome. Metabolism. 2010 Jun;59(6):848-53. PMID: 20006363. IF:5.777

Sun F, Tao Q, Zhan S. Metabolic syndrome and the development of chronic kidney disease among 118 924 non-diabetic Taiwanese in a retrospective cohort. Nephrology (Carlton). 2010 Feb;15(1):84-92. PMID: 20377775. IF: 1.563


Before 2010

Sun F, Tao Q, Zhan S. An accurate risk score for estimation 5-year risk of type 2 diabetes based on a health screening population in Taiwan. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 Aug;85(2):228-34. PMID: 19500871. IF: 3.639

Sun F, Tao QS, Hsu YH, Zhan SY. Comparison of two diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome applied in health check-up population aged 12-19 years in Taiwan. Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi. 2009 Jun;47(6):405-9. PMID: 19951463.

Chen JH, Chuang SY, Chen HJ, Yeh WT, Pan WH. Serum uric acid level as an independent risk factor for all-cause, cardiovascular, and ischemic stroke mortality: a Chinese cohort study. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Feb 15;61(2):225-32. PMID: 19177541. IF: 6.918

Sun F, Tao QS, Zhan SY. Comparison of five different diagnostic criteria on metabolic syndrome applied during physical check-up programs among population aged 35-74, in Taiwan. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Sep;29(9):925-9. PMID: 19173861.

Wen CP, Cheng TY, Tsai MK, Chang YC, Chan HT, Tsai SP, Chiang PH, Hsu CC, Sung PK, Hsu YH, Wen SF. All-cause mortality attributable to chronic kidney disease: a prospective cohort study based on 462 293 adults in Taiwan. Lancet. 2008 Jun 28;371(9631):2173-82. PMID: 18586172. IF: 53.254

Yang FY, Wahlqvist ML, Lee MS. Body mass index (BMI) as a major factor in the incidence of the metabolic syndrome and its constituents in unaffected Taiwanese from 1998 to 2002. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17(2):339-51. PMID: 18586657. IF: 1.816

Lin WY, Yao CA, Wang HC, Huang KC. Impaired lung function is associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome in adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Sep;14(9):1654-61. PMID: 17030977. IF: 3.873

Shen YH, Yang WS, Lee TH, Lee LT, Chen CY, Huang KC. Bright liver and alanine aminotransferase are associated with metabolic syndrome in adults. Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1238-45. PMID: 16076994.

Chuo SK, Li JC, Tsai WC, Wu DA, Kuo SW, Pei D, Chen SP, Shen DC. Correlations between white blood cell count and metabolic syndrome in middle-age Taiwanese. Endocr Res. 2005;31(1):39-50. PMID: 16238190. IF: 1.408

Chuang SY, Chen CH, Chou P. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a large health check-up population in Taiwan. J Chin Med Assoc. 2004 Dec;67(12):611-20. PMID: 15779484. IF: 1.252

Wu DM, Hong Y, Sun CA, Sung PK, Rao DC, Chu NF. Familial resemblance of adiposity-related parameters: results from a health check-up population in Taiwan. Eur J Epidemiol. 2003;18(3):221-6. PMID: 12800946. IF: 7.226

Wu DM, Pai L, Chu NF, Sung PK, Lee MS, Tsai JT, Hsu LL, Lee MC, Sun CA. Prevalence and clustering of cardiovascular risk factors among healthy adults in a Chinese population: the MJ Health Screening Center Study in Taiwan. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Aug;25(8):1189-95. PMID: 11477504.