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  1. Because carbon dioxide (CO2)-enriched water causes cutaneous vasodilation, immersion in CO2-enriched water facilitates heat transfer from the body to the water or from the water to the body. Consequently, immersi...

    Authors: Keiji Hayashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:20

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common autosomal recessive diseases. Factors contributing to disease exacerbations and survival rate of CF patients are type of mutation in the CFTR gene, poor nutritional ...

    Authors: Magdalena Durda-Masny, Joanna Goździk-Spychalska, Aleksandra John, Wojciech Czaiński, Weronika Stróżewska, Natalia Pawłowska, Jolanta Wlizło, Halina Batura-Gabryel and Anita Szwed

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:19

    Content type: Original article

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  3. Locomotive syndrome (LS) is a condition of reduced mobility due to a disorder of the locomotive system. Increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) has been recommended to prevent LS. However, to ...

    Authors: Tomohiro Nishimura, Atsushi Hagio, Kanako Hamaguchi, Toshiyuki Kurihara, Motoyuki Iemitsu and Kiyoshi Sanada

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:18

    Content type: Original article

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  4. In order to classify and analyze the parameters of upper body posture, a baseline in the form of standard values is demanded. To this date, standard values have only been published for healthy men aged 18–35 a...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Ugur Kaya, Julian Goecke, Gerhard Oremek, Hanns Ackermann and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:17

    Content type: Original article

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  5. Physiological thermoregulatory systems in humans have been a key factor for adaptation to local environments after their exodus from Africa, particularly, to cold environments outside Africa. Recent studies us...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yasukochi, Sora Shin, Hitoshi Wakabayashi and Takafumi Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:16

    Content type: Original article

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  6. High normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) have been reported to be associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) among euthyroid individuals. However, there has been only limited research on the a...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Yuko Nabeshima-Kimura, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yuko Noguchi, Shigeki Minami, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda and Naomi Hayashida

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:15

    Content type: Original article

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  7. To establish the reference interval of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in apparently healthy children in Zigong, China, using an indirect method to provide a basis for proper clinical diagnosis and treatment.

    Authors: Jianhong Yu, Xiaoping He and Shengwei Huang

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:14

    Content type: Original article

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  8. The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether using the extracellular water/intracellular water (ECW/ICW) index and phase angle combined with segmental-bioimpedance analysis (BIA) improved the model...

    Authors: Masashi Taniguchi, Yosuke Yamada, Masahide Yagi, Ryusuke Nakai, Hiroshige Tateuchi and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:13

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Facial cooling (FC) is effective in improving endurance exercise performance in hot environments. In this study, we evaluated the impact of intermittent short-lasting FC on the ratings of perceived exertion (R...

    Authors: Taiki Miyazawa, Mirai Mizutani, John Patrick Sheahan and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:12

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a complex cluster of risk factors, considered as a polygenic and multifactorial entity. The objective of this study was to determine the association of rs9939609-FTO polymorphism a...

    Authors: Pilar E. Núñez Ortega, María E. Meneses, Iván Delgado-Enciso, César Antonio Irecta-Nájera, Itandehui Castro-Quezada, Roberto Solís-Hernández, Elena Flores-Guillén, Rosario García-Miranda, Adán Valladares-Salgado, Daniel Locia-Morales and Héctor Ochoa-Díaz-López

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:11

    Content type: Original article

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  11. Rapid weight gain in early life is associated with adiposity later in life. However, there is limited information on the association between weight gain and body fat mass measured using precise methods. This s...

    Authors: Yuki Fujita, Katsuyasu Kouda, Kumiko Ohara, Harunobu Nakamura, Chikako Nakama, Toshimasa Nishiyama and Masayuki Iki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:10

    Content type: Original article

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  12. Applying human biological evolution to solve topical problems of medicine and preventive cardiology was inspired by the realization of the need for clinical and experimental studies of biological (evolutionary...

    Authors: G. S. Belkaniya, L. R. Dilenyan, D. G. Konkov, A. Wsol, A. K. Martusevich and L. G. Puchalska

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:9

    Content type: Review

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  13. Although evidence of both beneficial and adverse biological effects of lighting has accumulated, biologically favorable lighting often does not match subjectively comfortable lighting. By controlling the corre...

    Authors: Junichiro Hayano, Norihiro Ueda, Masaya Kisohara, Yutaka Yoshida and Emi Yuda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:8

    Content type: Original article

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  14. Blue-enriched white light at night has the potential to delay the circadian rhythm in daily life. This study was conducted to determine whether the use of high correlated color temperature (CCT) light at home ...

    Authors: Shigekazu Higuchi, Yandan Lin, Jingjing Qiu, Yichi Zhang, Michihiro Ohashi, Sang-il Lee, Shingo Kitamura and Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:7

    Content type: Original article

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  15. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a common, transient condition characterized primarily by headaches, and it can also be associated with fatigue, dizziness, and nausea with vomiting. The symptoms of AMS are mos...

    Authors: Masahiro Horiuchi, Misato Watanabe, Satomi Mitsui and Tadashi Uno

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:6

    Content type: Short report

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  16. Circulating fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) is a marker for various diseases. It would be highly useful to have simple and less invasive techniques for the assessment of FABP4 concentrations in the clinic...

    Authors: Shigeharu Numao, Ryota Uchida, Takashi Kurosaki and Masaki Nakagaichi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:5

    Content type: Methodology article

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  17. Recently, short stature has been revealed to be positively associated with hypertension, possibly because this indicates lower activity of vascular maintenance, such as angiogenesis. Vascular endothelial growt...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kenichi Nobusue, Fumiaki Nonaka, Yuko Noguchi, Yukiko Honda, Kazuhiko Arima, Yasuyo Abe, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:4

    Content type: Original article

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  18. Body composition (BC) influences respiratory system mechanics, provoking air flow limitation (AFL). The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of AFL in small- and medium-caliber airways wit...

    Authors: Rodrigo Muñoz-Cofré, Pablo A. Lizana, Máximo Escobar Cabello, Claudio García-Herrera and Mariano del Sol

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:2

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Malaria is one of the most devastating infectious diseases of humans. It is problematic clinically and economically as it prevails in poorer countries and regions, strongly hindering socioeconomic development....

    Authors: Shigeharu Sato

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:1

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:3

  20. The prevention of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major public health concern in Japan. The effects of the relationship between eating behavior and nutritional intake on MetS remained unclear.

    Authors: Akemi Morita, Naomi Aiba, Motohiko Miyachi and Shaw Watanabe

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:40

    Content type: Original article

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  21. The aim of this study was to collect standard reference values of the weight and the maximum pressure distribution in healthy adults aged 18–65 years and to investigate the influence of constitutional paramete...

    Authors: D. Ohlendorf, K. Kerth, W. Osiander, F. Holzgreve, L. Fraeulin, H. Ackermann and D. A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:39

    Content type: Original article

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  22. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with osteoporosis, fracture, muscle weakness, falls, and osteoarthritis in adults. Elderly individuals are more likely to present with poor musculoskeletal conditions. Recent...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Arima, Satoshi Mizukami, Takayuki Nishimura, Yoshihito Tomita, Hiroki Nakashima, Yasuyo Abe and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:38

    Content type: Review

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  23. Cold-induced vasodilation (CIVD) is known to be influenced by the ambient temperature. Frequency analysis of blood flow provides information on physiological regulation of the cardiovascular system, such as my...

    Authors: Toshihiro Sera, Taiki Kohno, Yusuke Nakashima, Musashi Uesugi and Susumu Kudo

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:37

    Content type: Original article

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  24. Malaria is a major public-health problem, with over 40% of the world’s population (more than 3.3 billion people) at risk from the disease. Malaysia has committed to eliminate indigenous human malaria transmiss...

    Authors: Abraham Zefong Chin, Marilyn Charlene Montini Maluda, Jenarun Jelip, Muhammad Saffree Bin Jeffree, Richard Culleton and Kamruddin Ahmed

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:36

    Content type: Original article

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  25. Bed baths are a daily nursing activity to maintain patients’ hygiene. Those may provide not only comfort but also relaxation. Notably, applying a hot towel to the skin for 10 s (AHT10s) during bed baths helped...

    Authors: Inaho Shishido, Issei Konya and Rika Yano

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:35

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Many studies have reported specific adaptations to high altitude, but few studies have focused on physiological variations in high-altitude adaptation in Andean highlanders. This study aimed to investigate the...

    Authors: Takayuki Nishimura, Juan Ugarte, Mayumi Ohnishi, Mika Nishihara, Guillermo Alvarez, Yoshiki Yasukochi, Hideki Fukuda, Kazuhiko Arima, Shigeki Watanuki, Victor Mendoza and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:31

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Maintaining a good level of physical fitness from engaging in regular exercise is important for the treatment and prevention of metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, which components constitutive of physical fit...

    Authors: Bokun Kim, Minjae Ku, Tanaka Kiyoji, Tomonori Isobe, Takeji Sakae and Sechang Oh

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:30

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Since 1980, the world has been threatened by different waves of emerging disease epidemics. In the twenty-first century, these diseases have become an increasing global concern because of their health and econ...

    Authors: Nundu Sabiti Sabin, Akintije Simba Calliope, Shirley Victoria Simpson, Hiroaki Arima, Hiromu Ito, Takayuki Nishimura and Taro Yamamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:29

    Content type: Review

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  29. The thermoregulatory responses during simultaneous exposure to hypoxia and cold are not well understood owing to the opposite reactions of vasomotor tone in these two environments. Therefore, the purpose of th...

    Authors: Sora Shin, Yoshiki Yasukochi, Hitoshi Wakabayashi and Takafumi Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:28

    Content type: Short report

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  30. To detect deviations from a normal postural control, standard values can be helpful for comparison purposes. Since the postural control is influenced by gender and age, the aim of the present study was the col...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Julia Pflaum, Christina Wischnewski, Sebastian Schamberger, Christina Erbe, Eileen M. Wanke, Fabian Holzgreve and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:27

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Saccadic eye movements can allude to emotional states and visual attention. Recent studies have shown that microsaccadic responses (i.e., small fixational eye movements) reflect advanced brain activity during ...

    Authors: Koji Kashihara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:26

    Content type: Review

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  32. Age-related changes affect driving ability, including the smoothness of driving. This operation requires the use of both allocentric strategies (based on world-centered representations) and egocentric strategi...

    Authors: Masafumi Kunishige, Hideki Miyaguchi, Hiroshi Fukuda, Tadayuki Iida, Kawabata Nami and Chinami Ishizuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:25

    Content type: Original article

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  33. The rising prevalence of obesity in military personnel has raised great concerns. Previous studies suggest that body mass index (BMI)- and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR)-based obesity classifications in US military ...

    Authors: Qingqing Zhu, Binbin Huang, Qiaoli Li, Liqian Huang, Wenbo Shu, Lin Xu, Qiongying Deng, Ziliang Ye, Chunyan Li and Peng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:24

    Content type: Original article

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  34. Thermal insulation and evaporative resistance of clothing are the physical parameters to quantify heat transfer and evaporative dissipation from the human body to the environment, respectively. Wind and body m...

    Authors: Satoru Ueno

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:23

    Content type: Original article

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  35. Facial skin care (FSC) is an important routine for Japanese women. Hand motions during FSC physically affect psychological state. However, it is very difficult to evaluate hand motions during personal and comp...

    Authors: Shingo Sakai, Ruako Takatori, Mika Nomura and Kuniaki Uehara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:22

    Content type: Methodology article

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  36. With the popularization of pulse wave signals by the spread of wearable watch devices incorporating photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors, many studies are reporting the accuracy of pulse rate variability (PRV) a...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Muneichi Shibata, Yuki Ogata, Norihiro Ueda, Tomoyuki Yambe, Makoto Yoshizawa and Junichiro Hayano

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:21

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. The specific role of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene polymorphisms in emotional support seeking, related to social norms and culturally normative behavior, has been discussed in several studies. Evidence on the...

    Authors: Marina Butovskaya, Victoria Rostovtseva, Polina Butovskaya, Valentina Burkova, Daria Dronova, Vasilisa Filatova, Eugenia Sukhodolskaya, Vasiliy Vasiliev, Tania Mesa, Araceli Rosa and Oleg Lazebny

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:20

    Content type: Original article

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  38. Malaysia recorded the highest number of dengue cases between 2014 and 2017. There are 13 states and three federal territories in Malaysia, and each area varies in their prevalence of dengue. Sabah is one of th...

    Authors: Narinderjeet Kaur, Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul Rahim, Joel Judson Jaimin, Jiloris Julian Frederick Dony, Koay Teng Khoon and Kamruddin Ahmed

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:19

    Content type: Original article

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  39. Venous compliance decreases with aging and/or physical inactivity, which is thought to be involved partly in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease such as hypertension. This suggests that it is important ...

    Authors: Anna Oue, Yasuhiro Iimura, Kotose Maeda and Takahiro Yoshizaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:18

    Content type: Original article

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  40. Human brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity has beneficial effects on body composition and glucose metabolism. A previous study reported that beta-conglycinin intake induced postprandial fibroblast growth factor...

    Authors: Hirokazu Taniguchi, Keigo Shimizu, Sayori Wada, Shinsuke Nirengi, Haruki Kataoka and Akane Higashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:17

    Content type: Original article

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  41. The prevalence of allergic and autoimmune conditions has been steadily increasing in wealthy nations over the past century. One hypothesis put forward to explain this is the Old Friends Hypothesis, which posit...

    Authors: Geeta N. Eick, Tara J. Cepon-Robins, Maureen J. Devlin, Paul Kowal, Larry S. Sugiyama and J. Josh Snodgrass

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:16

    Content type: Methodology article

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  42. The hippocampus reportedly plays a crucial role in memory. However, examining individual human hippocampal-subfield function remains challenging because of their small sizes and convoluted structures. Here, we...

    Authors: Ji-Woo Seok and Chaejoon Cheong

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:15

    Content type: Original article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:33

  43. Fat mass and obesity-associated gene (FTO) is the most studied obesity-related gene up to date. We aimed to assess anthropometric indices in carriers of FTO rs9939609 polymorphism with overweight across Iranian p...

    Authors: Mahsa Mehrdad, Majid Fardaei, Mohammad Fararouei and Mohammad Hassan Eftekhari

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:14

    Content type: Original article

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  44. The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of manipulation mode of chopsticks on the learning process, using assessment of task performance and electromyography, and to understand the significance ...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Shimomura, Takeaki Ohsawa, Megumi Shimura, Yali Xia, Koichi Iwanaga and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:13

    Content type: Short report

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  45. The association between abdominal fat distribution and metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) components by menopausal status has yet to be explicated. The purpose of this study was to examine a cross-sectional associati...

    Authors: Shigeharu Numao, Yasutomi Katayama, Yoshio Nakata, Tomoaki Matsuo, Masaki Nakagaichi and Kiyoji Tanaka

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:12

    Content type: Original article

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  46. Multichannel surface electromyography (EMG) is a method to examine properties of motor unit (MU) activity using multiple electrodes arranged on a two-dimensional grid. This technique can be used to examine alt...

    Authors: Ashirbad Pradhan, Gemma Malagon, Rebecca Lagacy, Victoria Chester and Usha Kuruganti

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:11

    Content type: Original article

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