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  1. Content type: Original article

    This study aims to examine the relationship between tyrosine and phenylalanine intake at breakfast as precursors of dopamine, and scores on the Torsvall-Åkerstedt Diurnal Type Scale and of mental health in Jap...

    Authors: Osami Akimitsu, Kai Wada, Teruki Noji, Nozomi Taniwaki, Milada Krejci, Miyo Nakade, Hitomi Takeuchi and Tetsuo Harada

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:13

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  2. Content type: Short report

    The skeletal muscle mass of the lower limb plays a role in its mobility during daily life. From the perspective of physical resources, leg muscle mass dominantly decreases after the end of the fifth decade. Th...

    Authors: Yohei Takai, Megumi Ohta, Ryota Akagi, Emika Kato, Taku Wakahara, Yasuo Kawakami, Tetsuo Fukunaga and Hiroaki Kanehisa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:12

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Although serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels have been associated with hypertension, and ALP is known as an enzyme affected by alcohol consumption, no study has been published on the associations between A...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Takaharu Sekita, Koichiro Kadota, Hironori Yamasaki, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Yosuke Kusano and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:10

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Our previous experiment showed that the light intensity exposed on the subjects during evening time had no effect in the following morning on the efficiency of the digestion and absorption of dietary carbohydr...

    Authors: Yukie Tsuchida, Sawa Hata and Yoshiaki Sone

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:9

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  5. Content type: Original article

    This study aimed to examine age-related, interindividual, and right/left differences in anterior-posterior foot pressure ratio in 764 preschool children (364 boys and 400 girls) aged 3.5-6.5 years.

    Authors: Shigeki Matsuda and Shinichi Demura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:8

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Numerous studies have reported on the healing powers of plants and nature, but there have not been so many instances of experimental research. In particular, there are very few psychological and physiological ...

    Authors: Kazuko Koga and Yutaka Iwasaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:7

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  7. Content type: Original article

    This study tested the hypothesis that the core interthreshold zone (CIZ) changes during exposure to red or blue light via the non-visual pathway, because it is known that light intensity affects the central ne...

    Authors: Naoshi Kakitsuba, Igor B Mekjavic and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:6

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  8. 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 31 (2012).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:3

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Post-exercise hypotension (PEH) following prolonged dynamic exercise arises from increased total vascular conductance (TVC) via skeletal muscle vasodilation. However, arterial vasodilation of skeletal musculat...

    Authors: Masako Y Endo, Kazue Shimada, Akira Miura and Yoshiyuki Fukuba

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:32

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  10. Content type: Original article

    A flexed neck posture leads to non-specific activation of the brain. Sensory evoked cerebral potentials and focal brain blood flow have been used to evaluate the activation of the sensory cortex. We investigat...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Kenji Kunita, Naoe Kiyota, Aida Mammadova and Mariko Irei

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:31

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The purpose of the present study was to compare sinusoidal versus constant lower body negative pressure (LBNP) with reference to very mild whole-body heating. Sinusoidal LBNP has a periodic load component (PLC) a...

    Authors: Keita Ishibashi, Takafumi Maeda, Shigekazu Higuchi, Koichi Iwanaga and Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:30

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  12. Content type: Original article

    The superficial vein of the resting limb constricts sympathetically during exercise. Central command is the one of the neural mechanisms that controls the cardiovascular response to exercise. However, it is no...

    Authors: Anna Ooue, Kohei Sato, Ai Hirasawa and Tomoko Sadamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:29

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  13. Content type: Original article

    L-theanine, an amino acid contained in green tea leaves, is known to block the binding of L-glutamic acid to glutamate receptors in the brain, and has been considered to cause anti-stress effects by inhibiting...

    Authors: Ai Yoto, Mao Motoki, Sato Murao and Hidehiko Yokogoshi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:28

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Recently, mist saunas have been used in the home as a new bathing style in Japan. However, there are still few reports on the effects of bathing methods on recovery from muscle fatigue. Furthermore, the effect...

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Shogo Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:26

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  15. Content type: Original article

    In this study, we investigated the effects of duration of stay in a temperate area on the thermoregulatory responses to passive heat exposure of residents from tropical areas, particularly to clarify whether t...

    Authors: Titis Wijayanto, Sayo Toramoto, Hitoshi Wakabayashi and Yutaka Tochihara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:25

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Although passive walking-like leg movement in the standing posture (PWM) has been used in the clinical field, the safety of PWM has not been fully determined despite the risks of orthostatic intolerance due to...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Ogata, Ikuyo Fujimaru, Keiko Yamada and Takaharu Kondo

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:24

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  17. Content type: Short report

    It has been assumed that light with a higher irradiance of pulsed blue light has a much greater influence than that of light with a lower irradiance of steady blue light, although they have the same multiplica...

    Authors: Tetsuo Katsuura, Yukifumi Ochiai, Toshihiro Senoo, Soomin Lee, Yoshika Takahashi and Yoshihiro Shimomura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:23

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  18. Content type: Short report

    In our series of investigations concerning the causes of seasonal change in fat accumulation in young university students, we could not find any contribution of seasonal variation in the ratio of carbohydrate ...

    Authors: Tomoko Morinaka, Porn-ngarm Limtrakul, Luksana Makonkawkeyoon and Yoshiaki Sone

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:21

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  19. Content type: Original article

    The discovery of the novel photoreceptor, melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs), has raised researchers’ interest in photoreceptive tasks performed by the mRGC, especially in non-image-forming v...

    Authors: Yumi Fukuda, Shigekazu Higuchi, Akira Yasukouchi and Takeshi Morita

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:20

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  20. Content type: Original article

    One of the most commonly used stress biomarkers is cortisol, a glucocorticoid hormone released by the adrenal glands that is central to the physiological stress response. Free cortisol can be measured in saliv...

    Authors: Erica C Squires, Heather H McClure, Charles R Martinez Jr, J Mark Eddy, Roberto A Jiménez, Laura E Isiordia and J Josh Snodgrass

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:19

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Between July and September 2005, a preliminary sampling of the elderly population of Hizen-Oshima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan was conducted by the local hospital’s nursing staff.

    Authors: Douglas E Crews, Hajime Harada, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Takahiro Maeda, Alexandria Alfarano, Yoshiaki Sone and Yosuke Kusano

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:18

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  22. Content type: Original article

    To investigate the effect of preceding acute exercise on the peripheral vascular response to a mental task, we measured splanchnic and cerebral blood flow responses to performing a mental task after exercise a...

    Authors: Nami Someya, Tsukasa Ikemura and Naoyuki Hayashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:17

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  23. Content type: Original article

    In recent years, parametric speakers have been used in various circumstances. In our previous studies, we verified that the physiological burden of the sound of parametric speaker set at 2.6 m from the subject...

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:16

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  24. Content type: Review

    Perinatal depression is an important public health problem affecting 10% to 20% of childbearing women. Perinatal depression is associated with significant morbidity, and has enormous consequences for the wellb...

    Authors: Shannon K Crowley and Shawn D Youngstedt

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:15

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  25. Content type: Review

    The thermal environment is one of the most important factors that can affect human sleep. The stereotypical effects of heat or cold exposure are increased wakefulness and decreased rapid eye movement sleep and...

    Authors: Kazue Okamoto-Mizuno and Koh Mizuno

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:14

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  26. Content type: Short report

    In Japan, consumption of Natto, a fermented bean dish, is recommended because of its high quality protein, digestibility in the gut and its preventive effect on blood clot formation due to high vitamin K conte...

    Authors: Yuki Tsumura, Aki Ohyane, Kuniko Yamashita and Yoshiaki Sone

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:13

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  27. Content type: Original article

    We investigated adaptation changes in dynamic postural control and contingent negative variation (CNV) in 13 young and 12 elderly adults. Subjects repeatedly underwent backward postural disturbance by a forwar...

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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:12

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  28. Content type: Original article

    This study tried to examine, from epidemiological and physiologic anthropological (Japanese culture on breakfast) points of view, the integrated effects of the amount of tryptophan and vitamin B6 intake and th...

    Authors: Miyo Nakade, Osami Akimitsu, Kai Wada, Milada Krejci, Teruki Noji, Nozomi Taniwaki, Hitomi Takeuchi and Tetsuo Harada

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:11

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  29. Content type: Original article

    From the viewpoint of human physiological adaptability, we previously investigated seasonal variation in the amount of unabsorbed dietary carbohydrates from the intestine after breakfast in Japanese, Polish an...

    Authors: Tomoko Morinaka, Malgorzata Wozniewicz, Jan Jeszka, Joanna Bajerska, Porn-ngarm Limtrakul, Luksana Makonkawkeyoon, Naoko Hirota, Shoko Kumagai and Yoshiaki Sone

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:10

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  30. Content type: Original article

    This study aimed to present normative reference values of heart rate variability and salivary alpha-amylase in a healthy young male population with a particular focus on their distribution and reproducibility.

    Authors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Bum-Jin Park and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:9

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Stepping over an obstacle is a kind of compound movement that makes walking more difficult, especially for preschool children. This study examines sex and age-level differences in walking time in preschool chi...

    Authors: Kosho Kasuga, Shin-ichi Demura, Hiroki Aoki, Sohee Shin, Hiroki Sugiura and Yu Uchida

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:8

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  32. Content type: Review

    The amount and timing of sleep and sleep architecture (sleep stages) are determined by several factors, important among which are the environment, circadian rhythms and time awake. Separating the roles played ...

    Authors: Jim Waterhouse, Yumi Fukuda and Takeshi Morita

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:5

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  33. Content type: Review

    Good sleep is advantageous to the quality of life. Sleep-related benefits are particularly helpful for the working class, since poor or inadequate amounts of sleep degrade work productivity and overall health....

    Authors: Masaya Takahashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:6

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  34. Content type: Review

    The use of herbs as ergogenic aids in exercise and sport is not novel. Ginseng, caffeine, ma huang (also called 'Chinese ephedra'), ephedrine and a combination of both caffeine and ephedrine are the most popul...

    Authors: Chee Keong Chen, Ayu Suzailiana Muhamad and Foong Kiew Ooi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:4

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Some causes of accidents among older drivers are: not paying attention to traffic signals; missing stop lines; and having to deal with and misjudging emergency situations. These causes of accidents reveal prob...

    Authors: Indri H Susilowati and Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:2

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Central administration of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) induces lower body temperature in animals in hot ambient air. However, it is still unknown whether oral GABA administration affects temperature regulation ...

    Authors: Taiki Miyazawa, Takashi Kawabata, Kazunobu Okazaki, Takashi Suzuki, Daiki Imai, Takeshi Hamamoto, Shinya Matsumura and Toshiaki Miyagawa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:3

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