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  1. Chronic gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection is a common gastrointestinal disorder. Despite the high prevalence of Hp infection and chronic gastritis in the Tibetan Plateau, there is a lack of s...

    Authors: Chunxia Li, Xuehong Wang and Sen Cui
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:17
  2. In the mammalian retina, intrinsically-photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGC) detect light and integrate signals from rods and cones to drive multiple non-visual functions including circadian entrainmen...

    Authors: Lauren E. Hartstein, Monique K. LeBourgeois, Mark T. Durniak and Raymond P. Najjar
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:16
  3. Previous study has shown that height loss (defined as the highest quartile of height loss per year) was inversely associated with serum albumin levels. Furthermore, comparatively healthy hyponutrition has been...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Eiko Honda, Nagisa Sasaki, Midori Takada, Tomokatsu Yoshida and Kazushi Motomura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:15
  4. Changes develop on the facial skin as a person ages. Other than chronological time, it has been discovered that gender, ethnicity, air pollution, smoking, nutrition, and sun exposure are notable risk factors t...

    Authors: Jun Yan Ng, Hongyu Zhou, Tianqi Li and Fook Tim Chew
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:14
  5. Having higher muscle mass in early adulthood is an important factor in preventing sarcopenia. However, university students undergo lifestyle changes compared to their high school years, which may lead to chang...

    Authors: Kazushige Oshita, Yujiro Ishihara, Kohei Seike and Ryota Myotsuzono
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:13
  6. Physiological dysregulation/allostatic load and the geriatric syndrome frailty increase with age. As a neurophysiological response system, allostasis supports survival by limiting stressor-related damage. Frai...

    Authors: Jan Jeszka, Darian Hummel, Malgorzata Woźniewicz, Tomoko Morinaka, Yoshiaki Sone and Douglas E. Crews
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:12
  7. Local alternating heat and cold stimulation as an alternative to contrast bath may cause intermittent vasoconstriction and vasodilation, inducing a vascular pumping effect and consequently promoting increased ...

    Authors: Tomonori Sawada, Hiroki Okawara, Daisuke Nakashima, Kentaro Aoki, Mira Namba, Shuhei Iwabuchi, Yoshinori Katsumata, Masaya Nakamura and Takeo Nagura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:11
  8. Nutritional anthropology is the study of human subsistence, diet and nutrition in comparative social and evolutionary perspective. Many factors influence the nutritional health and well-being of populations, i...

    Authors: Stanley Ulijaszek
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:10
  9. The concept of metabolically obese, normal weight (MONW) has emerged to describe individuals with a normal body mass index (BMI) who are at a relatively high risk of chronic diseases. However, BMI itself is a ...

    Authors: Bokun Kim, Keisuke Taniguchi, Tomonori Isobe and Sechang Oh
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:8
  10. Myopia, commonly known as near-sightedness, has emerged as a global epidemic, impacting almost one in three individuals across the world. The increasing prevalence of myopia during early childhood has heighten...

    Authors: Sayantan Biswas, Antonio El Kareh, Mariyem Qureshi, Deborah Mei Xuan Lee, Chen-Hsin Sun, Janice S.H. Lam, Seang-Mei Saw and Raymond P. Najjar
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:7
  11. Sleep disruption has been shown to affect immune function and thus influence allergic disease manifestation. The specific effects of sleep on allergic diseases, however, are less well-established; hence, in a ...

    Authors: Qi Yi Ambrose Wong, Jun Jie Lim, Jun Yan Ng, Yi Ying Eliza Lim, Yang Yie Sio and Fook Tim Chew
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:6
  12. Human brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity is associated with lower body fatness and favorable glucose metabolism. Previous studies reported that oral fructose loading induces postprandial fibroblast growth fac...

    Authors: Haruki Kataoka, Shinsuke Nirengi, Yuka Matsui and Hirokazu Taniguchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:5
  13. This study aims to investigate the behavioral and neurophysiological changes accompanying the empathy for pain among individuals with insomnia in nonclinical samples, which has been scarcely explored in the ex...

    Authors: Siyu Li, Meiheng He, Li Lin, Qingwei Chen, Taotao Ru and Guofu Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:4
  14. Black pepper is one of the most popular spices globally. As black pepper essential oil has not yet been used in the context of aromatherapy, this study examined the effect of black pepper aroma on cardiac and ...

    Authors: E. A. Chayani Dilrukshi, Yuta Nishiyama, Kanetoshi Ito and Shusaku Nomura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:3
  15. We investigated the relationship between sleep, ambient climate, and bed climate in school-aged children during a one-night stay in a simulated shelter in a gymnasium to demonstrate the effect of ambient clima...

    Authors: Kazue Okamoto-Mizuno and Koh Mizuno
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:2
  16. Predicting nurse turnover risk is crucial due to the global nursing shortage; however, existing predictors, such as fatigue and burnout, lack objectivity. Salivary cortisol is a non-invasive marker of stress a...

    Authors: Shinya Yamaguchi, Tomoko Fujita, Shintaro Kato, Yuichi Yoshimitsu, Yoichi M. Ito and Rika Yano
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:1
  17. Overweight and obesity among children have become significant global health concerns. Previous studies have highlighted the potential role of genetic factors, particularly polymorphisms in the FTO and MC4R gen...

    Authors: Ewa Bryl, Paula Szcześniewska, Agata Dutkiewicz, Agnieszka Słopień, Monika Dmitrzak-Węglarz and Tomasz Hanć
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:29
  18. Age and reduction in performed physical activity cause physiological changes that include an increase in body fat (BF) and visceral fat (VF) during aging. These parameters, together with increased body mass (B...

    Authors: Petr Kutac, Václav Bunc, Marek Buzga, Miroslav Krajcigr and Martin Sigmund
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:28
  19. Older men often experience nocturnal urination difficulties, reflected by diurnal differences in maximum urine flow (Qmax). Since lower urinary tract symptoms and pathological comorbidities are frequent in old...

    Authors: Hiromitsu Negoro, Isuzu Nakamoto, Sayaka Uiji, Yoshiko Matsushima, Bryan J. Mathis, Dominika Kanikowska and Tomoko Wakamura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:27
  20. Chronotype has gained recognition as a significant factor in enhancing athletic performance. This study aimed to deepen our understanding of athletes’ sleep chronotypes and provide a foundation for developing ...

    Authors: Chenhao Tan, Jiaojiao Lu, Jinhao Wang, Yan An, Guohuan Cao, Defeng Zhao and Jun Qiu
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:26
  21. Surface electromyography (sEMG) is primarily used to analyze individual and neighboring muscle activity. However, using a broader approach can enable simultaneous measurement of multiple muscles, which is esse...

    Authors: Megumi Shimura, Akihiko Mizumoto, Yali Xia and Yoshihiro Shimomura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:24
  22. Heat application before peripheral intravenous catheterization is recommended for venous dilation. Hot pack application enlarges the venous diameter in healthy adults; however, hot towels (moist and dry heat) ...

    Authors: Kae Yasuda, Inaho Shishido, Michito Murayama, Sanae Kaga and Rika Yano
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:23

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2024 43:9

  23. We examined whether an aerobic exercise intervention in young women with cold sensitivity symptoms improves sleep quality and decreases cold complaints. Furthermore, we examined the association with increased ...

    Authors: Fumio Yamazaki, Kana Inoue, Nanako Ohmi and Chika Okimoto
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:22
  24. Height loss starting in middle age was previously shown to be associated with high cardiovascular mortality in later life. However, the factors associated with height loss remain unknown. Since low serum album...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hidenobu Hayakawa, Eiko Honda, Nagisa Sasaki, Midori Takada, Takeo Okada, Tetsuya Ohira and Masahiko Kiyama
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:21
  25. Passive body heating before sleep is well known to lead to improved sleep. However, the effects of the degree of change in body temperature by bathing on sleep quality are unclear. The present study aimed to c...

    Authors: Takafumi Maeda, Hiroko Koga, Takashi Nonaka and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:20
  26. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of others’ gaze on an observer’s microsaccades. We also aimed to conduct preliminary investigations on the relationship between the microsaccadic response to a g...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Sayuri Hayashi, Ryousei Kurose, Hiroki Yoshida, Takashi Okada and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:19
  27. Alexithymia, a personality trait characterized by difficulties in identifying and expressing their emotions despite having a range of emotional experiences, can impact individuals’ stress coping mechanisms. Wh...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Ayaka Fukuzaki, Sanami Eto, Naoki Hirabayashi, Motoharu Gondo, Satoshi Izuno, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Sudo and Kazufumi Yoshihara
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:18
  28. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers in the world. Some dietary factors such as fat intake have been identified as the risk factors for CRC. This study aimed to investigate the effect of f...

    Authors: Azadeh Hajipour, Naeemeh Hassanpour Ardekanizadeh, Zahra Roumi, Soheila Shekari, Bahareh Aminnezhad Kavkani, Seyedeh Hayedeh Mousavi Shalmani, Bojlul Bahar, Shirin Tajadod, Marjan Ajami, Ghasem Azizi Tabesh, Maryam Gholamalizadeh and Saeid Doaei
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:17
  29. Sarcopenia commonly occurs in older adults with motor disorders requiring long-term care, and the clinical features of sarcopenia are associated with locomotive syndrome. Dynapenia is the age-related loss of m...

    Authors: Hungu Jung, Shigeharu Tanaka, Shusei Kataoka and Ryo Tanaka
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:16
  30. Muscle thickness (MT) and echo intensity (EI) measurements are ultrasound alternatives to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluating muscle quantity and quality. The vastus medialis (VM) is a clinically i...

    Authors: Masashi Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Masahide Yagi, Tetsuya Hirono, Momoko Yamagata, Ryusuke Nakai, Yosuke Yamada, Misaka Kimura and Noriaki Ichihashi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:14
  31. Hope and love are popular themes of literature and art in many human societies. The human physiology of love and hope is less well understood. This review presents evidence that the lack of love and/or hope de...

    Authors: Barry Bogin
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:13
  32. Although softball players are often required to play in hot environments, scarce evidence is available regarding the effects of ice slurry ingestion on body temperature and pitching performance in softball pit...

    Authors: Urara Numata, Takuma Yanaoka, Shiho Kurosaka and Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:12
  33. Physiological effects of light exposure in humans are diverse. Among them, the circadian rhythm phase shift effect in order to maintain a 24-h cycle of the biological clock is referred to as non-visual effects...

    Authors: Taisuke Eto and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:11
  34. Synchronous finger tapping to external sensory stimuli is more stable for audiovisual combined stimuli than sole auditory or visual stimuli. In addition, piano players are superior in synchronous tapping and m...

    Authors: Kanami Ito, Tatsunori Watanabe, Takayuki Horinouchi, Takuya Matsumoto, Keisuke Yunoki, Haruki Ishida and Hikari Kirimoto
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:10
  35. In endurance running, elite Kenyan runners are characterized by longer thigh, shank, and Achilles tendon (AT) lengths combined with shorter fascicles and larger medial gastrocnemius (MG) pennation angles than ...

    Authors: Yoko Kunimasa, Kanae Sano, Caroline Nicol, Joëlle Barthèlemy and Masaki Ishikawa
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:9
  36. There are many conflicting findings on the gaze cueing effect (GCE) of emotional facial expressions. This study aimed to investigate whether an averted gaze, accompanied by a fearful expression of different du...

    Authors: Chuntai Yu, Keita Ishibashi and Koichi Iwanaga
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:8
  37. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) affects around 30% of people climbing Mt. Fuji, but its pathogenesis is incompletely understood. The influence of a rapid ascent to high altitude by climbing and summiting Mt. Fuj...

    Authors: Takeshi Ebihara, Kentaro Shimizu, Yumi Mitsuyama, Hiroshi Ogura and Jun Oda
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:6

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:7

  38. This review focuses on the effects of different body positions on intracranial fluid dynamics, including cerebral arterial and venous flow, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics, and intracranial pressure (I...

    Authors: Arlan Faritovich Sagirov, Timofey Vladimirovich Sergeev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Shabrov, Andrey Yur’evich Yurov, Nadezhda Leonidovna Guseva and Elizaveta Aleksandrovna Agapova
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:5
  39. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has reduced people’s physical activity. It is essential to accumulate knowledge regarding the influence of COVID-19 on the stimulation of physical fitness and physical funct...

    Authors: Atsumu Yuki, Yumi Tamase and Mika Nakayama
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:4
  40. Cold-induced vasodilation (CIVD) occurs after blood vessels in the skin are constricted due to local cold exposure. Although many CIVD studies have been conducted, the underlying molecular mechanisms are yet t...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yasukochi, Toshihiro Sera, Taiki Kohno, Yusuke Nakashima, Musashi Uesugi and Susumu Kudo
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2023 42:2
  41. Many people use the snooze function of digital alarm clocks for morning awakening, but the effects of a snooze alarm on waking are unclear. We examined the effects of a snooze alarm on sleep inertia, which is ...

    Authors: Keiko Ogawa, Emi Kaizuma-Ueyama and Mitsuo Hayashi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2022 41:43
  42. It is known that the circadian rhythm phase in adults can be advanced in a natural light-dark cycle without electrical lighting. However, the effect of advanced sleep-wake timing according to the natural light...

    Authors: Taisuke Eto, Shingo Kitamura, Kana Nishimura, Kota Takeoka, Yuki Nishimura, Sang-il Lee, Michihiro Ohashi, Akiko Shikano, Shingo Noi and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2022 41:42
  43. The ability to avoid obstacles efficiently and safely is important for older adults to prevent injuries from tripping and falling. It is important to find an optimal spatial margin between the body and an obst...

    Authors: T. Hakamata, D. Muroi, K. Kodama, Y. Kondo and T. Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2022 41:41