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  1. The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 34 (2015).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:5

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  2. We previously reported on the positive association of hemoglobin with hypertension and atherosclerosis. On the other hand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has been evaluated as a possible biochemical index of h...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Koichiro Kadota, Mio Nakazato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Shuichi Nagata, Kazuhiko Arima and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:4

    Content type: Original article

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  3. Recent studies have confirmed an association between bone metabolism and vascular homeostasis. However, no study has examined the relationship between serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (a marker of bone metabol...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Kazuto Tsuruda, Naomi Hayashida, Norio Abiru, Hironori Yamasaki, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:2

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Recent advances in research concerning the public health value of natural environments have been remarkable. The growing interest in this topic (often housed under terms such as green and/or blue space) has be...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. Craig, Alan C. Logan and Susan L. Prescott

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:1

    Content type: Review

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  5. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the physiological effects of nature-derived stimulation. The physiological relaxation effects caused by forest-derived olfactory stimuli have been demonst...

    Authors: Harumi Ikei, Chorong Song and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:44

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Although chest-compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CCO-CPR) is recommended for lay bystanders, fatigue is easily produced during CCO-CPR. If CCO-CPR can be performed at a lower intensity of exercis...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Ogata, Ikuyo Fujimaru and Takaharu Kondo

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:43

    Content type: Original article

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  7. The aim of this study was to investigate eye movements and brain oscillations to symbolic safety signs with different comprehensibility.

    Authors: Yohana Siswandari and Shuping Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:42

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:30

  8. Height and skeletal morphology strongly relate to life style. Parallel to the decrease in physical activity and locomotion, modern people are slimmer in skeletal proportions. In German children and adolescents...

    Authors: Michael Hermanussen, Christiane Scheffler, Detlef Groth and Christian Aßmann

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:41

    Content type: Review

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  9. For middle-aged and elderly women, age-related decline in an index representing power production during STS task (STS-PI), calculated by using an equation reported previously, has been shown to be greater than...

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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:40

    Content type: Original article

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  10. The farmers cannot help working in outdoor conditions which have high humidity and solar radiation during the harvest period. Wearable items including clothing are the nearest environment of human body, and to...

    Authors: JuYoun Kwon, Hee Sok Park, Sun-Hwa Kim and Kyung-Suk Lee

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:39

    Content type: Original article

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  11. The purpose of this study was to examine the change in accelerometer-derived daily physical activity (PA) and activity record-derived daily activities over a 10-year period in urban elementary schoolchildren i...

    Authors: Aya Itoi, Yosuke Yamada, Satoshi Nakae and Misaka Kimura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:38

    Content type: Original article

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  12. The effect of fatiguing exercise on the ipsi- and contralateral frontal cortex has not been fully clarified. The purpose of this study was to investigate by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) the frontal cortex...

    Authors: Naomi Kuboyama and Kenichi Shibuya

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:37

    Content type: Original article

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  13. An elevated intramuscular pressure during a single forearm isometric muscle contraction may restrict muscle hyperemia. However, during repeated isometric exercise, it is unclear to what extent mechanical compr...

    Authors: Takuya Osada, Stefan P. Mortensen and Göran Rådegran

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:36

    Content type: Original article

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  14. This paper analyzed the relationship between some indicators of reproductive history and body fatness in relation to the timing of the menopause transition in Hungarian women using survival analysis after cont...

    Authors: Annamaria Zsakai, Nicholas Mascie-Taylor and Eva B Bodzsar

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:35

    Content type: Original article

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  15. An increase in overweight and obesity rates among children is a major social problem; however, interpretation and comparability of estimations may be affected by the reference values and cut-off points used. T...

    Authors: Paweł Tomaszewski, Piotr Żmijewski, Katarzyna Milde and Edyta Sienkiewicz-Dianzenza

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:34

    Content type: Original article

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  16. An increasing number of older adults require improvements in their quality of life. Physical activities, particularly walking ability, are of primary importance for older adults. The influence of season on phy...

    Authors: Tasuku Kimura, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Eijun Nakayama and Wataru Kakihana

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:33

    Content type: Original article

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  17. The present study analyses changes in body composition over the course of a working week. The purpose of the study is to identify the size of the changes in the observed parameters by means of typical error of...

    Authors: Petr Kutáč

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:32

    Content type: Original article

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  18. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between walking ability and muscle atrophy in the trunk and lower limbs.

    Authors: Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Hiroto Shima, Yasuyoshi Asakawa and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:31

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Hypertension is a major contributor to the global burden of disease and mortality. A major medical advancement would be a better means to ascertain which persons are at higher risk for becoming hypertensive be...

    Authors: Buddhika TB Wijerathne, Robert J Meier, Thilini C Agampodi and Suneth B Agampodi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:29

    Content type: Review

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  20. Bright nocturnal light has been known to suppress melatonin secretion. However, bright light exposure during the day-time might reduce light-induced melatonin suppression (LIMS) at night. The effective proport...

    Authors: Tomoaki Kozaki, Ayaka Kubokawa, Ryunosuke Taketomi and Keisuke Hatae

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:27

    Content type: Original article

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  21. Activated mineralocorticoid receptors influence the association between daily salt intake and blood pressure. A relatively low mineralocorticoid receptor function is reported to be a risk for mental distress s...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Koichiro Kadota, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Miki Noda, Takayuki Nishimura, Jun Tayama, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:26

    Content type: Original article

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  22. The aim of the study was to examine the differences of boredom, pain, and surprise. In addition to that, it was conducted to propose approaches for emotion recognition based on physiological signals.

    Authors: Eun-Hye Jang, Byoung-Jun Park, Mi-Sook Park, Sang-Hyeob Kim and Jin-Hun Sohn

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:25

    Content type: Original article

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  23. Acute exercise in the heat has been shown to reduce appetite. However, the influence of exercise in the cold on appetite regulation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare exercise-induced appeti...

    Authors: Chihiro Kojima, Hiroto Sasaki, Yoshifumi Tsuchiya and Kazushige Goto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:22

    Content type: Original article

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  24. Developments in information technology cause a great deal of stress to modern people, and controlling this stress now becomes an important issue. The aim of this study was to examine psychological and physiolo...

    Authors: Min-sun Lee, Juyoung Lee, Bum-Jin Park and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:21

    Content type: Original article

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  25. Anthropometric surveys devised by each country attempt to fulfill the requirements of the manufacturers, designers, and human welfare device production, providing them with data and tools and allowing them to ...

    Authors: Youngsuk Lee

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:20

    Content type: Original article

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  26. In recent years, neuroscientific knowledge has been applied to marketing as a novel and efficient means to comprehend the cognitive and behavioral aspects of consumers. A number of studies have attempted to ev...

    Authors: Taeyang Yang, Do-Young Lee, Youngshin Kwak, Jinsook Choi, Chajoong Kim and Sung-Phil Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:19

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Respiratory and speech problems are commonly observed in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of this study was to identify if inclination of seat surface could influence respiratory ability and spee...

    Authors: Hwa-Kyung Shin, Eun-Jin Byeon and Seok Hun Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:17

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Recent studies have reported an association between both higher and lower levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and higher mortality of diabetes patients. Like diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis is a well known life...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Naomi Hayashida, Hironori Yamasaki, Yosuke Kusano, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:16

    Content type: Original article

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  29. Neuroimaging studies continue to indicate the major role the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) plays in processing empathic responses. Error-related negativity (ERN), an event-related potential (ERP) thought to ...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Akira Takeshita, Yuka Egashira, Takayuki Nishimura, Yeon-kyu Kim and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:14

    Content type: Short report

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  30. Empathy in humans is thought to have evolved via social interactions caused by the formation of social groups. Considering the role of empathy within a social group, there might be a difference between emotion...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Akira Takeshita, Yuka Egashira, Takayuki Nishimura, Yeon-kyu Kim and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:13

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Although delayed sleep timing causes many socio-psycho-biological problems such as sleep loss, excessive daytime sleepiness, obesity, and impaired daytime neurocognitive performance in adults, there are insuff...

    Authors: Shingo Kitamura, Minori Enomoto, Yuichi Kamei, Naoko Inada, Aiko Moriwaki, Yoko Kamio and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:12

    Content type: Original article

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  32. The physiological function of non-shivering thermogenesis (NST) has been investigated in recent years, and some studies have discussed the importance of NST with respect to human cold adaptation. The present s...

    Authors: Takayuki Nishimura, Midori Motoi, Yuka Egashira, Damee Choi, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:11

    Content type: Original article

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  33. Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health and growth, but the optimal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration is not known. This study was performed to investigate the optimal 25(OH)D concentr...

    Authors: Seong-Woo Choi, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Young-Hoon Lee, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong, Kyeong-Soo Park, So-Yeon Ryu, Hye-Rim Song and Min-Ho Shin

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:10

    Content type: Short report

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  34. Famed microbiologist René J. Dubos (1901–1982) was an early pioneer in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) construct. In the 1960s, he conducted groundbreaking research concerning the ways ...

    Authors: Alan C Logan, Martin A Katzman and Vicent Balanzá-Martínez

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:9

    Content type: Review

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  35. Previous research has shown that emotion can significantly impact decision-making in humans. The current study examined whether or not and how situationally induced emotion influences people to make inter-temp...

    Authors: Jin-Hun Sohn, Hyo-Eun Kim, Sunju Sohn, Ji-Woo Seok, Damee Choi and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:8

    Content type: Original article

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  36. Some studies have reported gender differences in N170, a face-selective event-related potential (ERP) component. This study investigated gender differences in N170 elicited under oddball paradigm in order to c...

    Authors: Damee Choi, Yuka Egashira, Jun’ya Takakura, Midori Motoi, Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:7

    Content type: Short report

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  37. Alcoholism is associated with abnormal anger processing. The purpose of this study was to investigate brain regions involved in the evaluation of angry facial expressions in patients with alcohol dependency.

    Authors: Mi-Sook Park, Sook-Hee Kim, Sunju Sohn, Gap-Jung Kim, Yeon-Kyu Kim and Jin-Hun Sohn

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:6

    Content type: Original article

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  38. The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 33 (2014).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:5

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  39. Corticospinal excitability of the primary motor cortex (M1) representing the hand muscle is depressed by bilateral lower limb muscle fatigue. The effects of fatiguing unilateral lower limb contraction on corti...

    Authors: Ryouta Matsuura and Toru Ogata

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:4

    Content type: Original article

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  40. The present study addressed how 92% oxygen administration affects cognitive performance, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and heart rate (HR) of intellectually and developmentally disabled people.

    Authors: Hyung-Sik Kim, Mi-Hyun Choi, Ji-Hye Baek, Sung-Jun Park, Jung-Chul Lee, Ul-Ho Jeong, Sung-Phil Kim, Hyun-Jun Kim, Young Chil Choi, Dae-Woon Lim and Soon-Cheol Chung

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:3

    Content type: Original article

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  41. High-altitude inhabitants have cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations that are advantageous for high-altitude living, but they may have impaired cognitive function. This study evaluated the influence of al...

    Authors: John E Davis, Dale R Wagner, Nathan Garvin, David Moilanen, Jessica Thorington and Cory Schall

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:2

    Content type: Original article

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  42. Famed microbiologist René J. Dubos (1901–1982) was an early pioneer in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) construct. In the 1960s, he conducted groundbreaking experimental research concern...

    Authors: Alan C Logan, Martin A Katzman and Vicent Balanzá-Martínez

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:1

    Content type: Review

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  43. Non-shivering thermogenesis (NST) involves a substantial amount of energy expenditure in humans and, thus, contributes to reducing the risk for obesity. Molecular evolutionary studies have reported that SNPs i...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Hiroshi Miyashita and Sadahiko Iwamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:38

    Content type: Original article

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