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  1. 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

    Content type: Review

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  2. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  26. Car accidents due to unexpected forward or backward runaway by older drivers are a serious social problem. Although the cause of these accidents is often attributed to stepping on the accelerator instead of th...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Yutaka Yoshida, Norihiro Ueda, Itaru Kaneko, Yutaka Miura and Junichiro Hayano

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:3

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Dermatoglyphics has been used widely in fields of medicine as a non-invasive diagnostic tool and an early assessment of risk for certain medical conditions. It reflects disturbances in fetal development during...

    Authors: Buddhika Thilanga Bandara Wijerathne, Robert John Meier, Sujatha Senadeera Salgado and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:1

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Since walking is a daily activity not to require the maximal effort in healthy populations, a very few universal bio-parameters and/or methods have been defined to evaluate individual walking characteristics i...

    Authors: Daijiro Abe, Yoshiyuki Fukuoka and Masahiro Horiuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:17

    Content type: Methodology article

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  29. Epidemiological data regarding the association between serum levels of IGF-I and bone mineral acquisition during childhood are scarce. Here, we investigated the association between serum levels of IGF-I and bo...

    Authors: Katsuyasu Kouda, Masayuki Iki, Kumiko Ohara, Harunobu Nakamura, Yuki Fujita and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:16

    Content type: Original article

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  30. Although emotion-specific autonomic responses based on the discrete theory of emotion have been widely studied, studies on the reliability of physiological responses to emotional stimuli are limited. In this s...

    Authors: Eun-Hye Jang, Sangwon Byun, Mi-Sook Park and Jin-Hun Sohn

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:15

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Obesity is defined as unhealthy excess body fat, which increases the risk of premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases. Early screening and prevention of obesity is critical for averting associated mor...

    Authors: Makeda Sinaga, Tilahun Yemane, Elsah Tegene, David Lidstrom and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:14

    Content type: Original article

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  32. Mitochondrial DNA 5178 (Mt5178) C/A polymorphism is reportedly associated with longevity in the Japanese population. The objective of this study was to investigate whether Mt5178 C/A polymorphism influences th...

    Authors: Iichiro Ohtsu, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Akira Minoura, Shogo Sai and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:12

    Content type: Original article

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  33. Toe grip-related training requires individuals to actively exercise muscles that are not frequently used; therefore, it may improve not only toe grip strength but also cognitive function. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Ryota Tsuyuguchi, Satoshi Kurose, Takayuki Seto, Nana Takao, Aya Fujii, Hiromi Tsutsumi, Shingo Otsuki and Yutaka Kimura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:11

    Content type: Original article

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  34. Recently, more consideration is being given to the beneficial effects of lighting on the maintenance and promotion of the health and well-being of office occupants in built environments. A new lighting technol...

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi, Takafumi Maeda, Kazuyoshi Hara and Hiroyuki Furuune

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:10

    Content type: Original article

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  35. To study the associations between fat distribution and lung functions in healthy subjects of young adults and to explore potential gender difference in these correlations.

    Authors: Liqian Huang, Ziliang Ye, Jingjing Lu, Cunqing Kong, Qingqing Zhu, Binbin Huang, Zerong Wang, Lin Xu, Qiongying Deng, Jiangu Gong and Peng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:7

    Content type: Original article

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  36. Adult height can serve as a disease marker. While taller stature has been reported to be linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), an influence of the height on CVD is not fully understood in...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Teraura, Tatsuya Suzuki and Kazuhiko Kotani

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:6

    Content type: Review

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  37. Child maltreatment is a major health and social welfare problem, with serious and longstanding consequences. Impulse control ability plays an important role in reducing the risk of child maltreatment. The aim ...

    Authors: Sayuri Hayashi, Ayami Tsuru, Fumi Kishida, Yeon-Kyu Kim, Shigekazu Higuchi and Yuki Motomura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:5

    Content type: Original article

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  38. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic edema which occurs in unacclimatized individuals after rapid ascent to high altitude. NR3C1 gene encodes for glucocorticoid recep...

    Authors: Yingzhong Yang, Hui Du, Yuhong Li, Wei Guan, Feng Tang, Qin Ga and Ri-Li Ge

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:4

    Content type: Original article

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  39. It is known that the activities of the mirror system are related to imitation and understanding of the intention of an action. It has been reported that the activity of the mirror system is higher for observat...

    Authors: Yuki Ikeda, Yuki Nishimura and Shigekazu Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:1

    Content type: Original article

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  40. After the publication of the original article [1] it was highlighted that there was an omission regarding the online resources for the traffic signs in the section of “Experimental stimuli”.

    Authors: Yohana Siswandari and Shuping Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:30

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:42

  41. Immigration is a disruptive event with multiple implications for health. Stressors, including family separation, acculturation, job insecurity, restricted mobility, sojourns, dangerous border crossings, stigma...

    Authors: Alexandra C. Tuggle, Jeffrey H. Cohen and Douglas E. Crews

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:28

    Content type: Original article

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  42. Previous research on balance mostly focused on the assessment, training, and improvements of balance through interventions. We investigated tools commonly used to study static balance. Differences in postural ...

    Authors: Chia-Hsuan Lee and Tien-Lung Sun

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:27

    Content type: Original article

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