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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895389/comparisons-of-dietary-intake-in-japanese-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yukiko Kobayashi, Hina Tatsumi, Mikako Hattori, Hiroki Sugiyama, Sayori Wada, Masashi Kuwahata, Saiyu Tanaka, Kazuyuki Kanemasa, Yoshio Sumida, Yuji Naito, Michiaki Fukui, Yasuhiro Kido
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multifactorial disease that involves a complex interaction between genetics, diet, and lifestyle, all of which combine to form the NAFLD phenotype. In Japan, medical nutrition therapy for NAFLD has not yet been established, so NAFLD patients are instructed in the dietary modifications used for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Because points of difference may exist in the effects of dietary choices on NAFLD and T2DM, the present study aimed to compare and assess the dietary intake of Japanese individuals with NAFLD and T2DM...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885538/multi-institutional-prospective-feasibility-study-to-explore-tolerability-and-efficacy-of-oral-nutritional-supplements-for-patients-with-gastric-cancer-undergoing-gastrectomy-ccog1301
#2
Daisuke Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Ishigure, Yoshinari Mochizuki, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mitsuru Sakai, Seiji Ito, Hiroshi Kojima, Masaki Kajikawa, Masahiko Ando, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: Postoperative malnutrition after gastrectomy is deemed inevitable, which could have prejudicial influence on survival for gastric cancer patients. A prospective feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of postoperative oral nutritional supplements. METHODS: Stage I-III gastric cancer patients who underwent distal or total gastrectomy received oral administration of Racol(®) NF (Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Japan), a liquid enteral nutritional formula, as a supplement to regular meals...
November 24, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885226/association-between-the-nutritional-status-and-the-severity-of-sarcopenia-among-community-dwelling-elderly-japanese-people
#3
Satsuki Komai, Yutaka Watanabe, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Hunkyung Kim, Ayako Edahiro, Hisashi Kawai, Hideyo Yoshida, Shuichi Obuchi, Yayoi Tanaka, Hirohiko Hirano
AIM: To investigate the association between nutritional evaluation indices (body mass index, albumin, and weight loss) and sarcopenia severity among community-dwelling elderly people in Japan. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 758 community-dwelling elderly people ≥65 years of age, categorized into two groups by based on Operation of long life medical care system (medical care system for elderly in the latter stage of life), the cut-off value for age used was 75...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872834/factors-associating-with-oxygenation-of-lower-limb-muscle-tissue-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Haruhisa Miyazawa, Susumu Ookawara, Kiyonori Ito, Katsunori Yanai, Hiroki Ishii, Taisuke Kitano, Mitsutoshi Shindo, Yuichiro Ueda, Yoshio Kaku, Keiji Hirai, Taro Hoshino, Kaoru Tabei, Yoshiyuki Morishita
AIM: To evaluate the lower-limb muscle oxygenation in hemodialysis (HD) patients and identify the factors associating with muscle oxygenation. METHODS: Sixty-seven HD patients (53 men and 14 women; mean age, 67.1 ± 1.2 years; mean HD duration, 5.6 ± 0.9 years) were recruited. In addition, 15 healthy individuals (nine men and six women; mean age, 38.2 ± 4.6 years) were recruited as the control group. Lower-limb muscle regional saturation of oxygen (rSO2) was monitored on the lateral side of the gastrocnemius muscle before HD using an INVOS 5100C (Covidien Japan, Tokyo, Japan), which utilizes near-infrared spectroscopy...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865357/younger-and-older-ages-and-obesity-are-associated-with-energy-intake-underreporting-but-not-overreporting-in-japanese-boys-and-girls-aged-1-19-years-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey
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Kentaro Murakami, M Barbara E Livingstone, Hitomi Okubo, Satoshi Sasaki
Evidence on the magnitude and nature of misreporting of food intake in non-Western children and adolescents is sparse. We investigated the hypothesis that under- and overreporting of energy intake (EI) is prevalent and associated with some characteristics in 3866 Japanese boys and girls aged 1-19 years using data from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey, Japan. Each individual's EI was calculated based on a 1-day semiweighed household dietary record, including information on approximate proportions by which each dish was divided among the family members...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847116/nutritional-assessment-using-stable-isotope-ratios-of-carbon-and-nitrogen-in-the-scalp-hair-of-geriatric-patients-who-received-enteral-and-parenteral-nutrition-formulas
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M Hayasaka, H Ogasawara, Y Hotta, K Tsukagoshi, O Kimura, T Kura, T Tarumi, H Muramatsu, T Endo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The δ(13)C and δ(15)N values in the scalp hair of geriatric patients in Japan who received the enteral or parenteral nutrition formula were measured to assess nutritional status. METHODS: The relations among δ(13)C, δ(15)N, calorie intake, BMI, albumin concentration, total cholesterol (T-CHO) and geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) in the patients were investigated. Furthermore, the enrichment of δ(13)C and δ(15)N from the nutrients to the hair was investigated...
October 30, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843445/long-term-survival-of-patients-receiving-artificial-nutrition-in-japanese-psychiatric-hospitals
#7
Keiichi Abe, Ryuko Yamashita, Keiko Kondo, Keiko Takayama, Osamu Yokota, Yoshiki Sato, Mitsumasa Kawai, Hideki Ishizu, Tadao Nakashima, Hideki Hayashi, Kenji Nakata, Hiroyuki Asaba, Koichi Kadota, Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Yumi Morisada, Etsuko Oshima, Seishi Terada
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Most patients with dementia suffer from dysphagia in the terminal stage of the disease. In Japan, most elderly patients with dysphagia receive either tube feeding or total parenteral nutrition. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the factors determining longer survival with artificial nutrition. Various clinical characteristics of 168 inpatients receiving artificial nutrition without oral intake in psychiatric hospitals in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, were evaluated...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829457/combined-effect-of-new-complete-dentures-and-simple-dietary-advice-on-nutritional-status-in-edentulous-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuriko Komagamine, Manabu Kanazawa, Maiko Iwaki, Ayami Jo, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Noriko Amagai, Shunsuke Minakuchi
BACKGROUND: Individuals who are edentulous have a lower intake of fruit, vegetables, fiber, and protein compared with their dentate counterparts because tooth loss is accompanied by a decrease in ability to chew. Whether or not a combination of prosthetic rehabilitation and simple dietary advice produces improvement in dietary intake among edentulous persons is unclear. We aim to investigate the effect of a simultaneous combination of simple dietary advice delivered by dentists and provision of new complete dentures on dietary intake in edentulous individuals who request new dentures...
November 9, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818468/a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-association-between-city-scale-and-daily-steps-in-japan-data-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey-japan-nhns-j-2006-2010
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Masahiro Ihara, Tomoko Takamiya, Yumiko Ohya, Yuko Odagiri, Noritoshi Fukushima, Toshio Hayashi, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Hiroki Sato, Teruichi Shimomitsu, Shigeru Inoue
Objective There is little evidence showing that inhabitants of urban areas engage in more physical activity than do rural ones, although accumulating evidence concerning the best neighborhood environments conducive to physical activity supports the idea. This study sought to fill the research gap by examining the association between city scale and daily steps using data from Japan's National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS).Methods We analyzed data from 15,763 men and 18,479 women aged 20 years and older who participated in a one-day pedometer measurement during any part of the NHNS between 2006 and 2010...
2016: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806831/development-of-a-mediterranean-diet-score-adapted-to-japan-and-its-relation-to-obesity-risk
#10
Masao Kanauchi, Kimiko Kanauchi
BACKGROUND: The Mediterranean diet (MD) is well known as a healthy diet that protects against several chronic diseases. However, there is no appropriate and easy index to assess adherence to the MD pattern in Japan. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a novel instrument to measure MD adherence adapted to a Japanese diet and to examine its association with overweight/obesity risk. METHODS: A cross-sectional nutritional survey provided the data for construction of a novel MD score...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759068/plasma-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-and-subsequent-prostate-cancer-risk-in-a-nested-case-control-study-in-japan-the-jphc-study
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N Sawada, M Inoue, M Iwasaki, T Yamaji, T Shimazu, S Sasazuki, S Tsugane
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although vitamin D has been experimentally reported to inhibit tumorigenesis, cell growth and prostate cancer invasion, epidemiologic data regarding prostate cancer risk are inconsistent, and some studies have suggested positive but nonsignificant associations. Further, the impact of vitamin D on prostate cancer between Western and Japanese populations may differ due to different plasma vitamin D levels. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study within the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective (JPHC) Study in 14,203 men (40-69 years) who answered a self-administered questionnaire at baseline (1990-1994) and gave blood samples, and were followed until 2005...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754018/js-ksh-jsh-chl-01-1-cardio-metabolic-risks-in-hypertension-are-we-different-from-western-societies
#12
Hiroshi Itoh
Many hypertension guidelines have been published mainly from Western countries to standardize the management of hypertension all over the world, however, the significance of hypertension, along with other cardio-metabolic risks, such as obesity, diabetes or dyslipidemia should differ among different races. This paper compares the relevance of hypertension, one of the most important cardio-metabolic risk factors, in Asian and Western societies.1) Low target level of blood pressure control for diabetic hypertensives in JapanIn the Japanese Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the management of Hypertension (JSH2014), the target of blood pressure (BP) control in hypertensive patients with diabetes was set as < 130/80 mmHg...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725407/severely-decreased-muscle-mass-among-older-patients-hospitalized-in-a-long-term-care-ward-in-japan
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Anna Yamanouchi, Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Yumi Matsumoto, Seungwon Jeong
Sarcopenia is known to increase the risk of adverse outcomes, including disability, loss of independence, hospitalization, longer length of hospital stay, and mortality, but there is little data about the prevalence of sarcopenia and the factors associated with increased physical dependency and cognitive decline among older patients hospitalized in a long-term care (LTC) ward in Japan. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 79 consecutive patients (34 men, 45 women) with a median age of 81 y hospitalized in an LTC hospital...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702734/the-physical-examination-content-of-the-japanese-national-health-and-nutrition-survey-temporal-changes
#14
Hisako Tanaka, Shino Imai, Makiko Nakade, Eri Imai, Hidemi Takimoto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Survey items of the Japan National Nutrition Survey (J-NNS) have changed over time. Several papers on dietary surveys have been published; however, to date, there are no in-depth papers regarding physical examinations. Therefore, we investigated changes in the survey items in the physical examinations performed in the J-NNS and the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS), with the aim of incorporating useful data for future policy decisions. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We summarized the description of physical examinations and marshalled the changes of survey items from the J-NNS and NHNS from 1946 to 2012...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699690/prevalence-adverse-health-and-risk-factors-in-association-with-sensory-impairments-data-from-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-older-japanese
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Takehiro Michikawa
Sensory impairments, mainly of vision and hearing, are prevalent among the older adults, and are the leading causes of disability in people aged 60 years and above around the world. However, epidemiological data on sensory impairments (prevalence, association with adverse health outcomes, risk and preventive factors, etc.) in community-dwelling older people are sparse in Japan. Using data from the Kurabuchi Study, a community-based prospective cohort study of adults aged 65 years or older, the author and colleagues estimated the prevalence of sensory impairments in this population...
November 2016: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691776/current-home-medical-care-waste-collection-status-by-nurse-in-japan
#16
Yukihiro Ikeda
A questionnaire survey was conducted to determine the current status of home medical care (HMC) waste collection by nurses for individual items and whether the collection rate differs with city size. The questionnaire was mailed to 1,022 nursing offices, of which 645 offices provided valid responses. Offices were classified into three groups according to the local population size. Responses indicated that used syringes and needles except for pen-type self-injection needles, was collected by >50% of HMC nurses...
October 3, 2016: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677662/quality-of-life-and-functional-status-of-terminally-ill-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-nation-wide-prospective-observational-study-at-tertiary-cancer-centers-in-japan
#17
Takeshi Shinozaki, Mitsuru Ebihara, Satoru Iwase, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Wataru Shimbashi, Tomoyuki Kamijo, Makito Okamoto, Takeshi Beppu, Junichiro Ohori, Kazuto Matsuura, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Nishino, Yuichiro Sato, Hiroto Ishiki
BACKGROUND: Little is known about quality of life and functional status of patients with terminally ill head and neck cancers. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, prospective, observational study to examine quality of life and functional status in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients. RESULTS: Of the 100 patients meeting inclusion criteria, 72 were observed until death. There was no significant difference in the quality of life score between baseline and Week 3...
September 27, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667329/effects-of-a-japan-diet-intake-program-on-metabolic-parameters-in-middle-aged-men-a-pilot-study
#18
Chizuko Maruyama, Rena Nakano, Mitsuha Shima, Asumi Mae, Yuri Shijo, Eri Nakamura, Yuuna Okabe, Sunmi Park, Noriko Kameyama, Satomi Hirai, Mamoru Nakanishi, Kagehiro Uchida, Hiroshi Nishiyama
AIM: We conducted a pilot study to clarify the effects of the Japan Diet nutritional education program on metabolic risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men who were brought up in the westernized dietary environment of modern Japan. METHODS: Thirty-three men, 30-49 years of age, attended a nutrition education class to learn food items and recommended volumes comprising the Japan Diet (more fish, soybeans and soy products, vegetables, seaweed, mushrooms and unrefined cereals, and less animal fat, meat and poultry with fat, sweets, desserts and snacks, and alcoholic drinks), and were encouraged to consume the Japan Diet for 6 weeks...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662819/the-risk-factors-of-infant-anemia-in-perinatal-period
#19
Michio Hirata, Isao Kusakawa, Sachiko Ohde, Michiko Yamanaka, Hitoshi Yoda
BACKGROUND: Infants are at particular risk of iron-deficiency anemia. We investigated the changes in the blood count of mother and infant as well as the relationship between them and the relationship between an infant's nutrition method and infant anemia. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included healthy neonates born between August 2011 and July 2014 in St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Data from blood samples of mothers obtained during late pregnancy and those of infants obtained at birth and at the age of 3, 6, and 9 months were analyzed...
September 24, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642936/js-ksh-jsh-chl-01-1-cardio-metabolic-risks-in-hypertension-are-we-different-from-western-societies
#20
Hiroshi Itoh
Many hypertension guidelines have been published mainly from Western countries to standardize the management of hypertension all over the world, however, the significance of hypertension, along with other cardio-metabolic risks, such as obesity, diabetes or dyslipidemia should differ among different races. This paper compares the relevance of hypertension, one of the most important cardio-metabolic risk factors, in Asian and Western societies.1) Low target level of blood pressure control for diabetic hypertensives in JapanIn the Japanese Society of Hypertension Guidelines for the management of Hypertension (JSH2014), the target of blood pressure (BP) control in hypertensive patients with diabetes was set as < 130/80 mmHg...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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