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  1. Original article

    Symbolic time series analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) epileptic seizure and brain dynamics with eye-open and eye-closed subjects during resting states

    Epilepsy is a neuronal disorder for which the electrical discharge in the brain is synchronized, abnormal and excessive. To detect the epileptic seizures and to analyse brain activities during different mental...

    Lal Hussain, Wajid Aziz, Jalal S. Alowibdi, Nazneen Habib, Muhammad Rafique, Sharjil Saeed and Syed Zaki Hassan Kazmi

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:21

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Original article

    Anthropometric and metabolic indices in assessment of type and severity of dyslipidemia

    It has been shown that obesity is associated with increased rates of dyslipidemia. The present work revisits the association between plasma lipid levels and classical indicators of obesity including body mass ...

    Muhammad Zaid, Fatima Ameer, Rimsha Munir, Rida Rashid, Nimrah Farooq, Shahida Hasnain and Nousheen Zaidi

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:19

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  3. Original article

    Can tryptophan supplement intake at breakfast enhance melatonin secretion at night?

    Tryptophan (TRP) is an essential amino acid, and it has been suggested that TRP intake at breakfast combined with daytime bright light exposure can increase nocturnal melatonin secretion. However, the mechanis...

    Shunsuke Nagashima, Makoto Yamashita, Chiaki Tojo, Masayuki Kondo, Takeshi Morita and Tomoko Wakamura

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  4. Original article

    Assessment of axillary temperature for the evaluation of normal body temperature of healthy young adults at rest in a thermoneutral environment

    The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate whether recently introduced methods of measuring axillary temperature are reliable, (2) examine if individuals know their baseline body temperature based on an actua...

    Shuri Marui, Ayaka Misawa, Yuki Tanaka and Kei Nagashima

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:18

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  5. Original article

    Effect of waxy barley, Kirarimochi, consumption on bowel movements of late-stage elderly residents at Roken nursing home

    It is very important for the late-stage elderly to have the least stressful bowel movements for maintaining a good quality of life. It is generally accepted that consuming adequate dietary fiber is a promising...

    Keiko Taniguchi, Kozo Komae, Asuka Takahashi, Toji Yoshioka and Yoshiaki Sone

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:17

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  6. Short report

    An adaptive variant of TRIB2, rs1057001, is associated with higher expression levels of thermogenic genes in human subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues

    An obesity-related single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the Tribbles pseudokinase 2 gene (TRIB2) was shown to have underwent adaptive evolution in the last glacial period, suggesting a selective advantage of t...

    Kazuhiro Nakayama and Sadahiko Iwamoto

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:16

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  7. Original article

    Comparison between clinical significance of height-adjusted and weight-adjusted appendicular skeletal muscle mass

    This study aimed to compare relationships between height- or weight-adjusted appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM/Ht2 or ASM/Wt) and risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases or osteoporosis in Japanese men and...

    Taishi Furushima, Motohiko Miyachi, Motoyuki Iemitsu, Haruka Murakami, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami and Kiyoshi Sanada

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:15

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  8. Original article

    Enhancement of autonomic and psychomotor arousal by exposures to blue wavelength light: importance of both absolute and relative contents of melanopic component

    Blue light containing rich melanopsin-stimulating (melanopic) component has been reported to enhance arousal level, but it is unclear whether the determinant of the effects is the absolute or relative content ...

    Emi Yuda, Hiroki Ogasawara, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:13

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  9. Original article

    Increase in brain activation due to sub-tasks during driving: fMRI study using new MR-compatible driving simulator

    Several studies have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that neural activity is associated with driving. fMRI studies have also elucidated the brain responses associated with driving whi...

    Mi-Hyun Choi, Hyung-Sik Kim, Hee-Jeong Yoon, Jung-Chul Lee, Ji-Hye Baek, Jin-Seung Choi, Gye-Rae Tack, Byung-Chan Min, Dae-Woon Lim and Soon-Cheol Chung

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:11

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  10. Original article

    Associations between the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) rs53576 polymorphism and emotional processing of social and nonsocial cues: an event-related potential (ERP) study

    Oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene polymorphisms are related to individual differences in emotional processing of social cues. However, whether OXTR polymorphisms affect emotional processing of nonsocial cues remains ...

    Damee Choi, Natsumi Minote and Shigeki Watanuki

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:12

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  11. Original article

    Does waterfall aerosol influence mucosal immunity and chronic stress? A randomized controlled clinical trial

    The specific microclimate of alpine waterfalls with high levels of ionized water aerosols has been suggested to trigger beneficial immunological and psychological effects. In the present three-armed randomized...

    Carina Grafetst├Ątter, Martin Gaisberger, Johanna Prossegger, Markus Ritter, Predrag Kolar┼ż, Christina Pichler, Josef Thalhamer and Arnulf Hartl

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  12. Original article

    Cognitive performance during passive heat exposure in Japanese males and tropical Asian males from Southeast Asian living in Japan

    Heat acclimatization studies have reported that tropical natives have better physiological function to tolerate heat exposure compared to those from temperate natives, in which may result in a better ability t...

    Titis Wijayanto, Sayo Toramoto, Yasuhiko Maeda, Su-Young Son, Sonomi Umezaki and Yutaka Tochihara

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:8

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  13. Original article

    Lifestyle and geographic insights into the distinct gut microbiota in elderly women from two different geographic locations

    A large number of microorganisms reside within the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon, and play important roles in human health and disease. The composition of the human gut microbiota is determin...

    Ji-Hee Shin, Minju Sim, Joo-Young Lee and Dong-Mi Shin

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:31

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  14. Original Article

    Height correlates with dyslipidemia in non-overweight middle-aged Japanese men

    Our previous study showed that height is inversely associated with the risk of stroke in middle-aged Japanese men, particularly in those with a low body mass index (BMI). Since height is regarded as a surrogat...

    Yuji Shimizu, Hiroyuki Yoshimine, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Kensuke Takahashi, Kiyohiro Izumino, Kenichiro Inoue and Takahiro Maeda

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:29

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  15. Original article

    Regional variation in Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura infections by age cohort and sex: effects of market integration among the indigenous Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection peaks during childhood and varies by sex. The impact of market integration (MI) (increasing production for and consumption from a market-based economy) on these infect...

    Theresa E. Gildner, Tara J. Cepon-Robins, Melissa A. Liebert, Samuel S. Urlacher, Felicia C. Madimenos, J. Josh Snodgrass and Lawrence S. Sugiyama

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:28

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  16. Research

    Changes in autonomic nervous system activity, body weight, and percentage fat mass in the first year postpartum and factors regulating the return to pre-pregnancy weight

    Many women become obese during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Weight gain and obesity in the general population are often attributed to abnormalities of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity. The aim o...

    Mie Izumi, Emiko Manabe, Sayo Uematsu, Ayako Watanabe and Toshio Moritani

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:26

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  17. Original article

    Effect of self-reported walking difficulty on bone mass and bone resorption marker in Japanese people aged 40 years and over

    This study aimed to examine the association of walking difficulty with bone mass or bone turnover among community-dwelling Japanese people aged 40 years and older.

    Yasuyo Abe, Takayuki Nishimura, Kazuhiko Arima, Mitsuo Kanagae, Satoshi Mizukami, Yoshihito Tomita, Takuhiro Okabe, Hisashi Goto, Itsuko Horiguchi and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:25

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  18. Original article

    Suppression of vagal cardiac modulation by blue light in healthy subjects

    In the contemporary life environments, our body is increasingly exposed to various sources of colored light, which may affect our physiological functions as non-image-forming effects. We examined the impacts o...

    Emi Yuda, Hiroki Ogasawara, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:24

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  19. Original article

    Whole-body patterns of the range of joint motion in young adults: masculine type and feminine type

    Understanding the whole-body patterns of joint flexibility and their related biological and physical factors contributes not only to clinical assessments but also to the fields of human factors and ergonomics....

    Keiichi Moromizato, Ryosuke Kimura, Hitoshi Fukase, Kyoko Yamaguchi and Hajime Ishida

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:23

    Published on: 1 October 2016

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