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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100920/within-country-variation-of-salt-intake-assessed-via-urinary-excretion-in-japan-a-multilevel-analysis-in-all-47-prefectures
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Ken Uechi, Keiko Asakura, Shizuko Masayasu, Satoshi Sasaki
Salt intake in Japan remains high; therefore, exploring within-country variation in salt intake and its cause is an important step in the establishment of salt reduction strategies. However, no nationwide evaluation of this variation has been conducted by urinalysis. We aimed to clarify whether within-country variation in salt intake exists in Japan after adjusting for individual characteristics. Healthy men (n=1027) and women (n=1046) aged 20-69 years were recruited from all 47 prefectures of Japan. Twenty-four-hour sodium excretion was estimated using three spot urine samples collected on three nonconsecutive days...
January 19, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093448/eating-alone-yet-living-with-others-is-associated-with-mortality-in-older-men-the-jages-cohort-survey
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Yukako Tani, Naoki Kondo, Hisashi Noma, Yasuhiro Miyaguni, Masashige Saito, Katsunori Kondo
OBJECTIVES: Eating by oneself may be a risk factor for poor nutritional and mental statuses among older adults. However, their longitudinal association with mortality in relation to coresidential status is unknown. METHOD: We conducted a 3-year follow-up of participants in the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study, a population-based cohort of 65 years or older Japanese adults. We analyzed mortality for 33,083 men and 38,698 women from 2010 to 2013 and used. Cox regression models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) for mortality...
January 15, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064173/interventions-to-prevent-or-reduce-the-level-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature-and-international-policies
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REVIEW
Martine T E Puts, Samar Toubasi, Melissa K Andrew, Maureen C Ashe, Jenny Ploeg, Esther Atkinson, Ana Patricia Ayala, Angelique Roy, Miriam Rodríguez Monforte, Howard Bergman, Kathy McGilton
BACKGROUND: frailty impacts older adults' ability to recover from an acute illness, injuries and other stresses. Currently, a systematic synthesis of available interventions to prevent or reduce frailty does not exist. Therefore, we conducted a scoping review of interventions and international policies designed to prevent or reduce the level of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: we conducted a scoping review using the framework of Arksey and O'Malley. We systematically searched articles and grey literature to identify interventions and policies that aimed to prevent or reduce the level of frailty...
January 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060460/effects-of-rapid-aging-and-lower-participation-rate-among-younger-adults-on-the-short-term-trend-of-physical-activity-in-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey-japan
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Nobuo Nishi, Takeshi Yoshizawa, Nagako Okuda
AIM: The National Health and Nutrition Survey, Japan, has annually monitored two indicators of physical activity in adults. They are contrasting in the association with age; the prevalence of exercise habit is lower and step counts are higher among younger participants. The present study aimed to examine the effects of rapid aging of the Japanese population and the lower participation rate among younger adults on the short-term trend of two indicators of physical activity using tabulated data...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049276/comparison-of-the-nutrient-based-standards-for-school-lunches-among-south-korea-japan-and-taiwan
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Meeyoung Kim, Satoko Abe, Chengyu Zhang, Soyoung Kim, Jiyu Choi, Emely Hernandez, Miho Nozue, Jihyun Yoon
Nutritional standards are important guidelines for providing students with nutritionally-balanced school meals. This study compared nutrient-based school lunch standards regulated by South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The data were collected from relevant literature and websites of each country during September 2014. The number of classification groups of target students was 8, 5, and 5 for South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, respectively. Gender was considered across all age groups in South Korea but only for high school students in Taiwan...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049275/characteristics-of-food-group-intake-by-household-income-in-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey-japan
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Nobuo Nishi, Chika Horikawa, Nobuko Murayama
This study examines the relationship between of food group intake and household income in a representative Japanese population. A total of 11,015 subjects (5,127 men and 5,888 women) aged 20 to 79 years, in 5,475 households who were part of the National Health and Nutrition Survey, Japan, in 2010 and 2011 were analyzed. Dietary intake was recorded for one day in November for those aged one year and older, from 300 randomly selected survey districts. Household income per year was recorded in the questionnaire in three categories: low (<2 million yen), middle (2-6 million yen) and high (>=6 million yen)...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029573/mechanical-circulatory-support-and-heart-transplantation-in-the-asia-pacific-region
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EDITORIAL
Cumaraswamy Sivathasan, Choon Pin Lim, Ka Lee Kerk, David K L Sim, Mandeep R Mehra
Globalization has resulted in epidemiologic transition in developing countries from infectious disease and nutritional deficiencies to non-communicable diseases. Epidemiologic data on heart failure (HF), particularly advanced HF therapy, in Asia are increasingly becoming available, although they remain sparse. Heart transplantation for advanced stage HF remains very low in Asia-approximately 0.075 heart transplants per 1 million population. North America, which comprises 7.5% of the world population, accounted for 55...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017450/prevalence-of-stroke-related-sarcopenia-and-its-association-with-poor-oral-status-in-post-acute-stroke-patients-implications-for-oral-sarcopenia
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Ai Shiraishi, Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Yuri Tsuji
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of stroke-related sarcopenia and its association with poor oral status in post-acute stroke patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 202 consecutive stroke patients who were admitted to convalescent rehabilitation wards in Japan. The Revised Oral Assessment Guide (ROAG) was used to assess oral status. Sarcopenia was defined as a loss of skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) with bioelectrical impedance and decreased muscle strength as measured by handgrip strength; cut-off values were adopted from the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia...
December 10, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005709/associations-of-socioeconomic-status-with-prevalence-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-a-general-japanese-population-nippon-data2010
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Atsushi Satoh, Hisatomi Arima, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Nobuo Nishi, Nagako Okuda, Ryusuke Ae, Mariko Inoue, Shuji Kurita, Keiko Murakami, Aya Kadota, Akira Fujiyoshi, Kiyomi Sakata, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Akira Okayama, Katsuyuki Miura
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in Japan's general population. METHODS: In 2010, we established a cohort of participants in the National Health and Nutrition Survey of Japan. The cohort included 2623 adults from 300 randomly selected areas across Japan. Using baseline data, four cross-sectional analyses were performed: association of SES with prevalent hypertension in 2623 participants; association of SES with unawareness of hypertension and with no treatment in 1282 hypertensive patients; and association of SES with uncontrolled hypertension in 720 treated hypertensive patients...
February 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003112/study-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-long-term-survivors-aged-40-years-and-older-living-in-specialized-institutions-in-japan
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Toshio Saito, Mitsuru Kawai, En Kimura, Katsuhisa Ogata, Toshiaki Takahashi, Michio Kobayashi, Hiroto Takada, Satoshi Kuru, Takashi Mikata, Tsuyoshi Matsumura, Naohiro Yonemoto, Harutoshi Fujimura, Saburo Sakoda
The national muscular dystrophy wards database of Japan lists 118 long-term Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients who were at least 40 years old as of October 1, 2013. To elucidate the clinical features of DMD patients aged 40 years and older, we obtained gene analysis and muscle biopsy findings, as well as medical condition information. Ninety-four of the registered patients consented to participate, of whom 55 meeting genetic or biochemical criteria confirming DMD were analyzed. The mean age at the time of the study was 43...
November 25, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000247/investigation-of-nutritional-status-using-the-mini-nutritional-assessment-short-form-and-analysis-of-the-relevant-factors-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-tumour
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Ayaka Yanagi, Mai Murase, Yuka I Sumita, Hisashi Taniguchi
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to reveal the nutritional status of patients after head and neck tumour treatment by using the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) and to analyse the factors affecting nutritional status in patients with head and neck tumour. BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with loss of teeth and maxillary/mandibular bone due to head and neck tumour treatment could be at high risk of malnutrition. However, there are few reports on the nutritional status of these patients...
December 20, 2016: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979412/dietary-tofu-intake-and-long-term-risk-of-death-from-stroke-in-a-general-population
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Ho N Nguyen, Naoko Miyagawa, Katsuyuki Miura, Nagako Okuda, Katsushi Yoshita, Yusuke Arai, Hideaki Nakagawa, Kiyomi Sakata, Toshiyuki Ojima, Aya Kadota, Naoyuki Takashima, Akira Fujiyoshi, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Robert D Abbott, Tomonori Okamura, Akira Okayama, Hirotsugu Ueshima
BACKGROUND & AIM: Although dietary soy intake is linked with health benefits, a relation with stroke has not been established. The present study examined the association between the intake of tofu, the richest source of dietary soy, with stroke mortality in a general population cohort of Japanese men and women. METHODS: Data comprise 9244 Japanese enrolled in the National Nutrition Survey of Japan in 1980. Participants were free of cardiovascular disease and followed for 24 years...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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
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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
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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
#17
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
#18
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
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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
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