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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927404/food-intake-patterns-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-japanese-adults-analyses-from-the-2012-national-health-and-nutrition-survey-japan
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Nay Chi Htun, Hitomi Suga, Shino Imai, Wakana Shimizu, Hidemi Takimoto
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing global interest in the role of Japanese diet as a possible explanation for the nation's healthy diet, which contributes to the world's highest life-expectancy enjoyed in Japan. However, nationwide studies on current food intake status among general Japanese population have not been established yet. This study examined the association between food intake patterns and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) such as waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (SBP, DBP), HbA1c and blood lipid profiles among general Japanese adults...
September 19, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919592/the-study-on-the-lives-and-health-conditions-of-internees-in-santo-thomas-camp-of-philippines-based-on-mcanlis-s-the-war-in-manila-1941-1945
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Jueyeon Lee, Youngsoo Cho
When Japan invaded the Philippines, two missionary dentists (Dr. McAnlis and Dr. Boots) who were forced to leave Korea were captured and interned in the Santo Thomas camp in Manila. Japan continued to bombard and plunder the Philippines in the wake of the Pacific War following the Great East Asia policy, leading to serious inflation and material deficiency. More than 4,000 Allied citizens held in Santo Thomas camp without basic food and shelter. Santo Thomas Camp was equipped with the systems of the Japanese military medical officers and Western doctors of captivity based on the Geneva Conventions(1929)...
August 2017: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917226/energy-intake-in-the-first-week-in-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit-may-not-influence-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-overweight-japanese-patients
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Satomi Ichimaru, Maren Sono, Ryutaro Seo, Koichi Ariyoshi, Teruyoshi Amagai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition recommends hypocaloric feeding for critically ill patients with a BMI of >=30.0 kg/m2. However, the cut-off value of obesity in Japan is BMI >25.0 kg/m2, due to the higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular risk factors, even at a lower BMI than in Western populations. Thus, the optimal energy intake for critically ill, overweight Asian patients is unknown. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review was conducted in patients with BMI of >=25...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912388/-osteoporosis-liaison-service-and-nutrition-counseling-and-education
#4
Noriko Tsukahara
Nutritional counseling as part of the Osteoporosis Liaison Service(OLS)should provide active nutritional counseling and lifestyle guidance by referring to the detailed methods for conducting "nutritional status assessments", an item of OLS-7, a detailed activity outcome measure of the OLS. After conducting adequate nutritional assessments, the goals for each stage of behavior change should be established, aiming to set roughly one goal for a specified period of time and increasing the goals once improvements have been made...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910324/effect-of-dialyzer-membrane-materials-on-survival-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-results-from-the-annual-survey-of-the-japanese-nationwide-dialysis-registry
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Masanori Abe, Takayuki Hamano, Atsushi Wada, Shigeru Nakai, Ikuto Masakane
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding which type of dialyzer membrane results in good prognosis in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Therefore, we conducted a cohort study from a nationwide registry of hemodialysis patients in Japan to establish the association between different dialyzer membranes and mortality rates. METHODS: We followed 142,412 patients on maintenance hemodialysis (female, 39.1%; mean age, 64.8 ± 12.3 years; median dialysis duration, 7 [4-12] years) for a year from 2008 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904121/establishment-of-a-meal-coding-system-for-the-characterization-of-meal-based-dietary-patterns-in-japan
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Kentaro Murakami, M Barbara E Livingstone, Satoshi Sasaki
Background: Most studies on dietary patterns to date have focused on the daily intake of individual foods, rather than the combination of foods simultaneously consumed during specific eating occasions (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks).Objective: We aimed to establish a meal coding system for characterizing meal-based dietary patterns in Japan.Methods: Dietary data used were from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey, Japan, in which 1-d weighed dietary records were collected from 26,361 adults aged ≥20 y...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898456/urinary-prostaglandin-d2-metabolite-excretion-during-the-first-six-months-of-life-was-significantly-lower-in-breast-fed-than-formula-fed-infants
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Hiromichi Shoji, Naho Ikeda, Tomohiro Kitamura, Hiroki Suganuma, Mai Ohba, Toshiaki Okuno, Takehiko Yokomizo, Toshiaki Shimizu
AIM: The metabolic changes that occur during the postnatal weaning period appear to be particularly important for future health and breast milk is considered to provide the optimal source of infant nutrition. This pilot study from September 2013 to May 2015 examined the effect of breastfeeding on prostaglandin metabolism in healthy term infants. METHODS: Urine samples were collected from 19 infants at one month of age in the Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan...
September 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890531/activities-of-daily-living-adl-of-single-elderly-individuals-using-social-assistive-programs-in-a-rural-community
#8
Yoshiharu Yokokawa, Kei Miyoshi, Ichiro Kai
Objectives The proportion of elderly individuals living alone is increasing in Japan. Matsumoto city office provides social assistive programs such as home help, lunch delivery, life advice, and safety check telephone calls. The purpose of this study was to compare the level of ADL between the elderly using social assistive programs (the use group) and those who did not (the non-use group).Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study at Shiga district of Matsumoto city in September 2014. A total of 128 elderly individuals participated in this study...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872912/an-assessment-of-treatment-guidelines-clinical-practices-demographics-and-progression-of-disease-among-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-japan-the-united-states-and-europe
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Koji Takei, Kikumi Tsuda, Fumihiro Takahashi, Manabu Hirai, Joseph Palumbo
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing clinical research focus on neuroprotective agents in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, it is unclear how generalisable clinical study trial results are between different countries and regions. OBJECTIVE: To assess similarities and differences in clinical practice and treatment guidelines for ALS, and also to compare the demographics and rate of progression of disease in patients with ALS enrolled in clinical trials in Japan, the US, and Europe...
October 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871007/occurrence-of-depressive-tendency-and-associated-social-factors-among-elderly-persons-forced-by-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-and-nuclear-disaster-to-live-as-long-term-evacuees-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yujiro Kuroda, Hajime Iwasa, Aya Goto, Kazuki Yoshida, Kumiko Matsuda, Yumi Iwamitsu, Seiji Yasumura
PURPOSE: This study examined the incidence of depression and associated factors among elderly persons from Iitate village after the March 2011 earthquake. METHOD: This was a prospective cohort study. As a baseline survey, in May 2010 a self-assessment Basic Checklist (BCL) was distributed to 1611 elderly villagers, of which 1277 responded. Of these respondents, 885 without a tendency to depression (69.3%) were given a follow-up survey in May 2013. The BCL was used to assess depression tendency, instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), physical function, nutritional status, oral function, homeboundness, cognitive function and social activities...
September 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857414/predictive-factors-of-rehospitalization-for-worsening-heart-failure-and-cardiac-death-within-1%C3%A2-year-in-octogenarians-hospitalized-for-heart-failure
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Tomoyuki Hamada, Toru Kubo, Naohito Yamasaki, Hiroaki Kitaoka
AIM: To investigate the predictive factors of cardiac events including rehospitalization for worsening heart failure (HF) and cardiac death within 1 year after hospital discharge in octogenarians hospitalized for HF. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed in detail clinical data for patients aged >80 years who were admitted to Kochi University, Kochi, Japan, for acute decompensated HF in order to identify predictive factors for cardiac events within 1 year. RESULTS: A total of 67 patients (mean age of 85 ± 4 years, 39 men) were included, and 28 patients (41...
August 30, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840539/recent-advances-in-pharmacological-research-on-ecklonia-species-a-review
#12
REVIEW
Prashamsa Koirala, Hyun Ah Jung, Jae Sue Choi
The genus Ecklonia (Lessoniaceae, Phaeophyceae), commonly called kelp (brown algae), is abundant on the coasts of Japan and Korea. During the past few decades, Ecklonia species have received tremendous attention for their wide range of therapeutic properties and multiple health benefits, such as great nutritional value and being rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, proteins, and polysaccharides. Several novel functional ingredients with diversified biological activities have been isolated and possess antimicrobial, antiviral, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, hypolipidemic, anti-diabetic, and antioxidant therapeutic properties...
August 24, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821319/higher-dietary-acid-load-is-weakly-associated-with-higher-adiposity-measures-and-blood-pressure-in-japanese-adults-the-national-health-and-nutrition-survey
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Kentaro Murakami, M Barbara E Livingstone, Hitomi Okubo, Satoshi Sasaki
Epidemiologic evidence on the associations between dietary acid load and metabolic risk factors are limited and inconsistent. We investigated the hypothesis that dietary acid load is associated with adverse profiles of metabolic risk factors in Japanese adults. This cross-sectional study included 15 618 Japanese adults aged ≥20 years from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey, Japan. Dietary acid load was characterized as potential renal acid load (PRAL) and net endogenous acid production (NEAP) based on information on nutrient intake, which was derived from a 1-day semi-weighed dietary record...
August 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818552/spatial-temporal-and-health-associations-of-eating-alone-a-cross-cultural-analysis-of-young-adults-in-urban-australia-and-japan
#14
Wakako Takeda, Melissa K Melby
Eating alone is driven by social and cultural factors, not solely by individual preferences. In academic research, eating alone is often simply treated as an alternative to social, commensal eating, and little is known about the practice of eating alone itself. This study employs a cross-cultural analysis to explore social and cultural associations of eating alone. The analysis is based on 1) cultural domain data, derived from principal component analysis of freelist responses, a set of words or phrases related to the topic of eating alone; and 2) in-depth interviews with 72 young adults aged 20-40 in urban Australia and Japan...
August 14, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802284/simple-questions-in-salt-intake-behavior-assessment-comparison-with-urinary-sodium-excretion-in-japanese-adults
#15
Ken Uechi, Keiko Asakura, Yuki Sasaki, Shizuko Masayasu, Satoshi Sasaki
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To clarify whether six conventional 'high-risk' behaviors toward excess salt intake captured by simple questions such as frequency of salty food consumption are related to actual salt intake. Also, to examine the relationship of nutrition knowledge, food label use, and food preparation with actual salt intake. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Study participants were 742 subjects (370 men and 372 women) aged 20-69 years from 20 areas of Japan...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790041/impact-of-nutritional-index-on-the-association-between-phosphorus-concentrations-and-mortality-in-haemodialysis-patients-a-cohort-study-from-dialysis-outcomes-and-practice-pattern-study-in-japan
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Shingo Fukuma, Tatsuyoshi Ikenoue, Tadao Akizawa, Shunichi Fukuhara
OBJECTIVES: While maintenance of both phosphorus concentration and nutritional status is a major concern in managing haemodialysis patients, the interaction between these parameters is not well understood. The aim of this study was to assess whether or not nutritional index influences the association between phosphorus concentration and all-cause mortality. DESIGN: A cohort study. SETTING: The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Pattern Study, which included 99 representative dialysis facilities in Japan between 1997 and 2010...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769668/the-selection-by-the-asiatic-black-bear-ursus-thibetanus-of-spring-plant-food-items-according-to-their-nutritional-values
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Shino Furusaka, Chinatsu Kozakai, Yui Nemoto, Yoshihiro Umemura, Tomoko Naganuma, Koji Yamazaki, Shinsuke Koike
The present study aimed to investigate the nutritional aspects of the bear diet quantitatively, in order to understand plant food selection in spring. Bears were observed directly from April to July in 2013 and 2014, to visually recognize plant species consumed by bears, and to describe the foraging period in the Ashio-Nikko Mountains, central Japan. Leaves were collected from eight dominant tree species, regardless of whether bears fed on them in spring, and their key nutritional components analyzed: crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), and total energy...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748234/erosive-tooth-wear-among-different-tooth-types-and-surfaces-in-japanese-adults-15-to-89-years-old
#18
Yuichi Kitasako, Yoshiyuk Sasaki, Tomohiro Takagaki, Alireza Sadr, Junji Tagami
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of erosive tooth wear on buccal, incisal/occlusal and palatal/lingual surfaces in a wide age range of Japanese adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included a total of 1108 adults aged 15 to 89 years in Tokyo, Japan. The subjects were asked to complete a self-administered nutrition-related questionnaire. Two examiners evaluated tooth wear on the buccal, occlusal/incisal and palatal/lingual surfaces in a full-mouth recording, using a modified Smith and Knight tooth-wear index...
July 25, 2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747593/feeding-support-team-for-frail-disabled-or-elderly-people-during-the-early-phase-of-a-disaster
#19
Keisuke Maeda, Hiroshi Shamoto, Satoshi Furuya
Japan was struck by two catastrophic disasters on March 11, 2011 and on April 16, 2016. The former was the Great East Japan Earthquake (M9.0) and the latter was the Kumamoto Earthquake (M7.0). Most inhabitants in the affected areas of both disasters were forced to live in evacuation centers right after the earthquake. Poor oral hygiene, inactivity, malnourishment, appetite loss, eating problems, and swallowing problems due to lack of support for frail, disabled, or elderly evacuees occur during the early phases after a disaster...
August 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727015/triennial-growth-and-development-symposium-molecular-mechanisms-related-to-bovine-intramuscular-fat-deposition-in-the-longissimus-muscle
#20
M Baik, H J Kang, S J Park, S W Na, M Piao, S Y Kim, D M Fassah, Y S Moon
The intramuscular fat (IMF) content of the LM, also known as marbling, is particularly important in determining the price of beef in Korea, Japan, and the United States. Deposition of IMF is influenced by both genetic (e.g., breed, gender, and genotype) and nongenetic factors (e.g., castration, nutrition, stressors, animal weight, and age). Castration of bulls markedly increases deposition of IMF, resulting in improved beef quality. Here, we present a comparative gene expression approach between bulls and steers...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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