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  1. Content type: Original article

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

    Authors: Akatsuki Kokaze, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Nobuyuki Saga, Iichiro Ohtsu, Hiromi Hoshino and Yutaka Takashima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:37

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Wearing an activity monitor as a motivational tool and incorporating a behavior-based reward system or a computerized game element might have a synergistic effect on an increase in daily physical activity, the...

    Authors: Masato Nishiwaki, Akinori Kuriyama, Yumi Ikegami, Nana Nakashima and Naoyuki Matsumoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:35

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  3. Content type: Original article

    The abdominal drawing-in maneuver (ADIM) is used to prevent abnormal movements of the lumbar spine and pelvis during therapeutic exercises. This study compared the effects of ADIM on the muscle onset time of t...

    Authors: Taewoo Kim, Youngkeun Woo and Yongwook Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:34

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The purpose of the present study is to investigate effects of tryptophan intake and light exposure on melatonin secretion and sleep by modifying tryptophan ingestion at breakfast and light exposure during the ...

    Authors: Haruna Fukushige, Yumi Fukuda, Mizuho Tanaka, Kaoru Inami, Kai Wada, Yuki Tsumura, Masayuki Kondo, Tetsuo Harada, Tomoko Wakamura and Takeshi Morita

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:33

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Postpartum mental health problems are a major public health issue; however, studies on the mental health status of mothers and its influencing factors between 8 weeks and 1 year postpartum are scarce. Furtherm...

    Authors: Naoko Yamamoto, Yasuyo Abe, Kazuhiko Arima, Takayuki Nishimura, Emi Akahoshi, Kazuyo Oishi and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:32

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    This study aimed to develop an algorithm for determining sleep/wake states by using chronological data on the amount of physical activity (activity intensity) measured with the FS-750 actigraph, a device that ...

    Authors: Kyoko Nakazaki, Shingo Kitamura, Yuki Motomura, Akiko Hida, Yuichi Kamei, Naoki Miura and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:31

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Obesity and overweight are increasing in prevalence in developed countries as a result of changing dietary habits and a lack of physical activity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the changes i...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Sagayama, Yu Jikumaru, Akiko Hirata, Yosuke Yamada, Eiichi Yoshimura, Mamiko Ichikawa, Yoichi Hatamoto, Naoyuki Ebine, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka and Yasuki Higaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:29

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Menstruation is associated with significant unpleasantness, and wearing a sanitary napkin (SN) during menses causes discomfort. In addition, many Muslim women use a thick type of SN during menses due to the re...

    Authors: Nazirah G Mohamed, Nurdiana Z Abidin, Kim S Law, Mika Abe, Megumi Suzuki, Ahmad M Che Muhamed and Rabindarjeet Singh

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:28

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Physiological responses to cold exhibit individual variation that can be affected by various factors, such as morphological characteristics, seasonal changes, and lifestyle; however, the genetic factors associ...

    Authors: Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:27

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Resistance exercise alters the post-exercise response of anabolic and catabolic hormones. A previous study indicated that the turnover of muscle protein in trained individuals is reduced due to alterations in ...

    Authors: Hiroyasu Mori

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:24

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  11. Content type: Original article

    It is unclear whether response time is affected by a stimulus cue, such as a light turned on or off, or if there are differences in response to these cues during a muscle contraction task compared with a muscl...

    Authors: Kengo Yotani, Hiroki Nakamoto, Sachi Ikudome and Atsumu Yuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:23

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  12. Content type: Review

    In 21st-century public health, rapid urbanization and mental health disorders are a growing global concern. The relationship between diet, brain function and the risk of mental disorders has been the subject o...

    Authors: Alan C Logan and Felice N Jacka

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:22

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  13. Content type: Short report

    From previous studies it is becoming evident that the processing of unpleasant stimuli occurs early (0 to 300 ms); however, it is not clear how cognitive processing related to pleasant/unpleasant emotions occu...

    Authors: Midori Motoi, Yuka Egashira, Takayuki Nishimura, Damee Choi, Riko Matsumoto and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:21

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Leukocyte telomere length has been shown to be associated with life span. Hypoxia-associated changes of telomere length have been detected in cell cultures, but no in vivo studies have reported the changes of tel...

    Authors: Yaping Wang, Wen-di Zhou, Yingzhong Yang, Lan Ma, Yanxia Zhao, Zhenzhong Bai and Ri-Li Ge

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:19

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  15. Content type: Original article

    The present study sought to clarify the relationship between empathy trait and attention responses to happy, angry, surprised, afraid, and sad facial expressions. As indices of attention, we recorded event-rel...

    Authors: Damee Choi, Takayuki Nishimura, Midori Motoi, Yuka Egashira, Riko Matsumoto and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:18

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  16. Content type: Original article

    The effect of time pressure on attentional shift and anticipatory postural control was investigated during unilateral shoulder abduction reactions in an oddball-like paradigm.

    Authors: Koji Anan, Katsuo Fujiwara, Chie Yaguchi and Naoe Kiyota

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:17

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  17. Content type: Original article

    According to the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the rotation time for chest compression should be about 2 min. The quality of chest compressions is related to the physical fitness of the r...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Rie Daikoku, Shin Saito and Yayoi Saito

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:16

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  18. Content type: Original article

    This study was to investigate the prevalence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in leptin gene LEP (A19G and G2548A) and leptin receptor gene LEPR (K109R and Q223R) and their association with fasting plasm...

    Authors: Sook-Ha Fan and Yee-How Say

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:15

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Diversity among human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules has been maintained by host-pathogen coevolution over a long period of time. Reflecting this diversity, the HLA loci are the most polymorphic in the human g...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yasukochi and Yoko Satta

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:14

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  20. Content type: Original article

    The study of aging processes and the changes in morphological, physiological, and functional characteristics that are associated with aging is of great interest not only for researchers, but also for the gener...

    Authors: Marina Negasheva, Natalia Lapshina, Rostislav Okushko and Elena Godina

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:12

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Recently, it was reported in healthy young subjects that fructose containing drinks increased blood pressure acutely, without any apparent change in total vascular conductance (TVC). However, because it is wel...

    Authors: Masako Y Endo, Chizuko Fujihara, Chinami Yamazaki, Hideaki Kashima, Kouhei Eguchi, Akira Miura, Yoshiyuki Fukuoka and Yoshiyuki Fukuba

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:11

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Limited data have indicated that body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to height ratio (WHtR) of athletes and young adults provide misleading results concerning bo...

    Authors: Grażyna Lutoslawska, Marzena Malara, Paweł Tomaszewski, Krzysztof Mazurek, Anna Czajkowska, Anna Kęska and Joanna Tkaczyk

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:10

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  23. Content type: Original article

    In our previous studies, we found that the Ile394Thr SNP in the melanopsin gene (OPN4) was functionally associated with the pupillary light reflex. This indicates the possibility that OPN4*Ile394Thr is associated...

    Authors: Sang-il Lee, Akiko Hida, Shingo Kitamura, Kazuo Mishima and Shigekazu Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:9

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  24. Content type: Original article

    It is widely believed that contact with the natural environment can improve physical and mental health. Urban green spaces may provide city residents with these benefits; however, there is a lack of empirical ...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Harumi Ikei, Miho Igarashi, Masayuki Miwa, Michiko Takagaki and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:8

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Renal impairment is known to be associated with atherosclerosis, which in turn is reported to be positively associated with hemoglobin levels. In addition, renal impairment is known to be associated with a for...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Mami Tamai, Kazuhiko Arima, Hironori Yamasaki, Yosuke Kusano, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:7

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  26. Content type: Original article

    In recent years, the physiological relaxing effect brought by nature is becoming clear; however, many workers find it difficult to be exposed to nature in their working environment. Exposure to fresh flowers r...

    Authors: Harumi Ikei, Misako Komatsu, Chorong Song, Eri Himoro and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:6

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  27. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 32 (2013).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:3

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  28. Content type: Original article

    This study investigated the effect of hydration differences on body fluid and temperature regulation between tropical and temperate indigenes exercising in the heat.

    Authors: Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Titis Wijayanto, Joo-Young Lee, Nobuko Hashiguchi, Mohamed Saat and Yutaka Tochihara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:5

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Mitochondrial DNA 5178 cytosine/adenosine (Mt5178 C/A) polymorphism is associated with longevity in the Japanese. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Mt5178 C/A polymorphism modifies the effect...

    Authors: Akatsuki Kokaze, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Hiromi Hoshino and Yutaka Takashima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:1

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  30. Content type: Short report

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate gender-wise diversity of digital dermatoglyphic traits in a sample of Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.

    Authors: Buddhika TB Wijerathne, Geetha K Rathnayake, Shamila C Adikari, Subashini Amarasinghe, Prasanna L Abhayarathna and Ajith S Jayasena

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:27

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Human core body temperature is kept quasi-constant regardless of varying thermal environments. It is well known that physiological thermoregulatory systems are under the control of central and peripheral senso...

    Authors: Jun'ya Takakura, Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:26

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Adaptation changes in postural control and contingent negative variation (CNV) for the elderly were investigated during repeated forward floor translation.

    Authors: Maki Maekawa, Katsuo Fujiwara, Naoe Kiyota and Chie Yaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:24

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  33. Content type: Original article

    The causes of dental crowding are not fully understood, but it may result from an evolutionary trend towards reduced facial volume, without a proportional reduction in tooth sizes. Most previous studies conduc...

    Authors: Wei Yan-Vergnes, Jean-Noel Vergnes, Jean Dumoncel, Pascal Baron, Christine Marchal-Sixou and José Braga

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:22

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Reaction time for anti-saccade, in which the gaze is directed to the position opposite to an illuminated target, shortens during maintenance of neck flexion. The present study applied transcranial magnetic sti...

    Authors: Kenji Kunita and Katsuo Fujiwara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:21

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Previous studies have reported an inverse association between height and risk of cardiovascular disease. However, evidence is limited for the association between risk of atherosclerosis and height. Further, al...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Takaharu Sekita, Koichiro Kadota, Kazuhiko Arima, Hironori Yamasaki, Hisashi Goto, Satoshi Shirahama, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:19

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Interaction with nature has a relaxing effect on humans. Increasing attention has been focused on the therapeutic effects of urban green space; however, there is a lack of evidence-based field research. This s...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Dawou Joung, Harumi Ikei, Miho Igarashi, Mariko Aga, Bum-Jin Park, Masayuki Miwa, Michiko Takagaki and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:18

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Quantitative evaluation of mental stress is important to prevent stress-related disorders. Finger plethysmography (FPG) is a simple noninvasive method to monitor peripheral circulation, and provides many physi...

    Authors: Emiko Minakuchi, Eriko Ohnishi, Junji Ohnishi, Shigeko Sakamoto, Miyo Hori, Miwa Motomura, Junichi Hoshino, Kazuo Murakami and Takayasu Kawaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:17

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Our aim was to determine the association between melanopsin gene polymorphism and pupillary light reflex under diverse photic conditions, including different intensities and wavelengths.

    Authors: Sang-il Lee, Akiko Hida, Sei-ichi Tsujimura, Takeshi Morita, Kazuo Mishima and Shigekazu Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:16

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  39. Content type: Short report

    Despite increasing attention and a growing volume of research data, little physiological evidence is available on the benefits of horticultural activity and the different effects on individuals. Therefore, the...

    Authors: Min-sun Lee, Bum-jin Park, Juyoung Lee, Kun-tae Park, Ja-hyeong Ku, Jun-woo Lee, Kyung-ok Oh and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:15

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  40. Content type: Original article

    In recent years, the physiological relaxation effects of natural environments have been widely exploited, and although individual differences in the effects of forest therapy are known, assessment methods have...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Harumi Ikei, Juyoung Lee, Bum-Jin Park, Takahide Kagawa and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:14

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