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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Original article

    Sleep patterns among shift-working flight controllers of the International Space Station: an observational study on the JAXA Flight Control Team

    Flight controllers of the International Space Station (ISS) are engaged in shift work to provide 24-h coverage to support ISS systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and associated...

    Koh Mizuno, Akiko Matsumoto, Tatsuya Aiba, Takashi Abe, Hiroshi Ohshima, Masaya Takahashi and Yuichi Inoue

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:19

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  8. Short report

    Does degree of alteration in effort sense caused by eccentric exercise significantly affect initial exercise hyperpnea in humans?

    Previous research has shown an exaggeration in exercise hyperpnea 2 days after eccentric exercise (ECC). Enhancement in central command has been suggested as one candidate to account for this effect given that...

    Norio Hotta, Kaoru Yamamoto, Hisayoshi Ogata, Patrick Maher, Naoya Okumura and Koji Ishida

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:18

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  9. Original article

    Measurement of superficial and deep abdominal muscle thickness: an ultrasonography study

    Real-time ultrasound imaging is a valid method in the field of rehabilitation. The ultrasound imaging allows direct visualization for real-time study of the muscles as they contract over the time. Measuring of...

    Nahid Tahan, Khosro Khademi-Kalantari, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Saeed Mikaili, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban and Shapour Jaberzadeh

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:17

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  10. Original article

    Postural control and contingent negative variation during transient floor translation while standing with the ankle fixed

    Adaptation changes in postural muscle activity and anticipatory attention were investigated with the ankle joint fixed to change postural control strategies during transient floor translation.

    Vitalii Lytnev, Katsuo Fujiwara, Naoe Kiyota, Mariko Irei, Hiroshi Toyama and Chie Yaguchi

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:7

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  11. Original article

    Annual variation in daily light exposure and circadian change of melatonin and cortisol concentrations at a northern latitude with large seasonal differences in photoperiod length

    Seasonal variations in physiology and behavior have frequently been reported. Light is the major zeitgeber for synchronizing internal circadian rhythms with the external solar day. Non-image forming effects of...

    Mathias Adamsson, Thorbjörn Laike and Takeshi Morita

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:6

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  12. Original article

    The effect of the kindergarten barefoot policy on preschool children’s toes

    This study compared the effects of barefoot policy, a policy instructing preschool children to go without shoes, on untouched-toes, which do not touch the ground while standing normally, of preschool children ...

    Shigeki Matsuda, Kosho Kasuga, Tadayuki Hanai, Tomohiro Demura and Keisuke Komura

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:4

    Published on: 7 July 2016

  13. Original article

    Anatomical cross-sectional area of the quadriceps femoris and sit-to-stand test score in middle-aged and elderly population: development of a predictive equation

    Although the sit-to-stand (STS) test score has been shown to relate to the strength and size of the quadriceps femoris (QF) for elderly population, it is unknown whether this relationship is influenced by a po...

    Akira Saito, Ryoichi Ema, Takayuki Inami, Sumiaki Maeo, Shun Otsuka, Mitsuru Higuchi, Shigenobu Shibata and Yasuo Kawakami

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:3

    Published on: 29 June 2016

  14. Editorial

    Microbiome and mental health in the modern environment

    A revolution in the understanding of the pathophysiology of mental illness combined with new knowledge about host/microbiome interactions and psychoneuroimmunology has opened an entirely new field of study, th...

    Emily Deans

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:1

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  15. Original article

    Relationship between performances of 10-time-repeated sit-to-stand and maximal walking tests in non-disabled older women

    Sit-to-stand (STS) test is extensively used to assess the functionality of the lower body in elderly people. This study aimed to examine how the score of STS can be associated with that of maximal walking (MW)...

    Naoko Yanagawa, Teruichi Shimomitsu, Masashi Kawanishi, Tetsuo Fukunaga and Hiroaki Kanehisa

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:2

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  16. Original article

    Mitochondrial DNA 5178 C/A polymorphism modulates the effects of coffee consumption on elevated levels of serum liver enzymes in male Japanese health check-up examinees: an exploratory cross-sectional study

    Longevity-associated mitochondrial DNA 5178 cytosine/adenine (Mt5178 C/A) polymorphism modulates the effects of coffee consumption on the risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and abnormal glucose tolerance. The...

    Akatsuki Kokaze, Masao Yoshida, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Kiyomi Mitsui, Hiromi Hoshimo and Yutaka Takashima

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:15

    Published on: 4 June 2016

  17. Original article

    Cold-induced vasodilation comparison between Bangladeshi and Japanese natives

    The human thermoregulation system responds to changes in environmental temperature, so humans can self-adapt to a wide range of climates. People from tropical and temperate areas have different cold tolerance....

    Aklima Khatun, Sakura Ashikaga, Hisaho Nagano, Md Abdul Hasib and Akihiro Taimura

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:13

    Published on: 3 May 2016

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