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  1. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:23

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

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

  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. While active heat acclimation strategies have been robustly explored, not many studies highlighted passive heat acclimation strategies. Particularly, little evidence demonstrated advantages of utilizing a wate...

    Authors: Yelin Ko, Seon-Hong Seol, Juho Kang and Joo-Young Lee
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:10
  41. An increase in serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin concentrations suggests vitamin K deficiency. Clinical intervention studies suggested that the vitamin K supplementation might contribute to preventing bone l...

    Authors: Natsumi Tanaka, Kazuhiko Arima, Takayuki Nishimura, Yoshihito Tomita, Satoshi Mizukami, Takuhiro Okabe, Yasuyo Abe, Shin-ya Kawashiri, Michiko Uchiyama, Yuzo Honda, Ritsu Tsujimoto, Mitsuo Kanagae, Makoto Osaki and Kiyoshi Aoyagi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:9
  42. Ground golf is a popular sport among the elderly in Japan. Several types of exercise can reduce the body's mean arterial pressure (MAP), but little is known about how ground golf affects the MAP. We investigat...

    Authors: Naoyuki Ebine, Masahiro Itoh, Masahiro Horiuchi, Tatsuya Hojo, Miho Yoshimura and Yoshiyuki Fukuoka
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:8
  43. Although exercise is a standard treatment for postoperative osteoarthritis, interindividual differences have been reported. Epigenetic modification (DNA methylation), a factor causing interindividual differenc...

    Authors: Tomohiro Kamo, Satoshi Kurose, Hiroshi Ohno, Minoru Murata, Takanori Saito and Yutaka Kimura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:7
  44. Early onset of menarche is one of the most important factors for breast cancer and other associated health hazards. The aim of this study was to investigate the early age at menarche and its associated factors...

    Authors: Jannatul Maowa Malitha, Md. Ariful Islam, Saima Islam, Abu Sayed Md. Al Mamun, Suman Chakrabarty and Md. Golam Hossain
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:6
  45. It is unclear whether or not the breakpoint (BP), at which the proportion of each of fat mass (FM) and fat-free soft tissue mass (FFSTM) to body mass (BM) alter, exists in male athletes. We examined the hypoth...

    Authors: Yohei Takai, Miyuki Nakatani, Toru Aoki, Daisuke Komori, Kazuyuki Oyamada, Kensuke Murata, Eiji Fujita, Takuya Akamine, Yoshihisa Urita, Masayoshi Yamamoto and Hiroaki Kanehisa
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:5
  46. Recently, attempts have been made to use the pulse rate variability (PRV) as a surrogate for heart rate variability (HRV). PRV, however, may be caused by the fluctuations of left ventricular pre-ejection perio...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Kento Yamamoto, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:4