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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741385/efficacy-and-safety-of-teneligliptin-add-on-to-insulin-monotherapy-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-16-week-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-with-an-open-label-period
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Takashi Kadowaki, Kazuoki Kondo, Noriyuki Sasaki, Kyoko Miyayama, Shoko Yokota, Ryuji Terata, Maki Gouda
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of teneligliptin as add-on to insulin monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a 16-week, double-blind period, 148 Japanese T2DM patients with inadequate glycemic control with insulin and diet/exercise therapies were randomized to placebo or teneligliptin 20 mg. In a subsequent 36-week, open-label period, all patients received teneligliptin once daily. The primary outcome measure was change in HbA1c at the end of the double-blind period...
July 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741271/supplementation-with-branched-chain-amino-acids-ameliorates-hypoalbuminemia-prevents-sarcopenia-and-reduces-fat-accumulation-in-the-skeletal-muscles-of-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Yoichiro Kitajima, Hirokazu Takahashi, Takumi Akiyama, Kenichiro Murayama, Shinji Iwane, Takuya Kuwashiro, Kenichi Tanaka, Seiji Kawazoe, Naofumi Ono, Takahisa Eguchi, Keizo Anzai, Yuichiro Eguchi
BACKGROUND: Liver cirrhosis induces marked metabolic disorders, protein-energy malnutrition, and sarcopenia. The objective of the study reported here was to investigate the effects of dietary branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) on systemic glucose metabolism, skeletal muscle, and prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: Japanese patients with liver cirrhosis (n = 21) were enrolled into a longitudinal study in which their diets were supplemented with BCAAs...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739319/the-effect-of-prosthetic-rehabilitation-and-simple-dietary-counseling-on-food-intake-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-among-the-edentulous-individuals-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Noriko Amagai, Yuriko Komagamine, Manabu Kanazawa, Maiko Iwaki, Ayami Jo, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Shunsuke Minakuchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the combined effect of complete denture renewal and simple dietary advice. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed with edentulous patients who required new complete dentures. All participants received complete denture treatment. In addition, the intervention group received dietary advice in a pamphlet form, while the control group received advice pertaining to the care and maintenance of the dentures. The advice was given by dentists for each group...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734670/population-health-and-regional-variations-of-disease-burden-in-japan-1990-2015-a-systematic-subnational-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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Shuhei Nomura, Haruka Sakamoto, Scott Glenn, Yusuke Tsugawa, Sarah K Abe, Md M Rahman, Jonathan C Brown, Satoshi Ezoe, Christina Fitzmaurice, Tsuyoshi Inokuchi, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Norito Kawakami, Yosuke Kita, Naoki Kondo, Stephen S Lim, Satoshi Maruyama, Hiroaki Miyata, Meghan D Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi, Tomoko Onoda, Erika Ota, Yuji Otake, Gregory A Roth, Eiko Saito, Takahiro Tabuchi, Yohsuke Takasaki, Tadayuki Tanimura, Manami Uechi, Theo Vos, Haidong Wang, Manami Inoue, Christopher J L Murray, Kenji Shibuya
BACKGROUND: Japan has entered the era of super-ageing and advanced health transition, which is increasingly putting pressure on the sustainability of its health system. The level and pace of this health transition might vary across regions within Japan and concern is growing about increasing regional variations in disease burden. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive, comparable framework. We used data from GBD 2015 with the aim to quantify the burden of disease and injuries, and to attribute risk factors in Japan at a subnational, prefecture-level...
July 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730713/investigation-of-genetic-diversity-and-inbreeding-in-a-japanese-native-horse-breed-for-suggestions-on-its-conservation
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Akio Onogi, Kouichi Shirai, Tomoko Amano
Because native breeds can serve as genetic resources for adapting to environment changes, their conservation is important for future agroecosystems. Using pedigree analysis, we investigated genetic diversity and inbreeding in Japanese Hokkaido native horses, which have adapted to a cold climate and roughage diet. Genetic diversity was measured as the number of founders and the effective number of founders, ancestors and genomes. All metrics imply a decrease in genetic diversity. A comparison of these metrics suggested that pedigree bottlenecks contributed more than did random gene losses to the reduction of genetic diversity...
July 21, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730375/higher-dietary-glycemic-index-but-not-glycemic-load-is-associated-with-a-lower-prevalence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-a-cross-sectional-study-of-young-and-middle-aged-japanese-women
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Naoko Minobe, Kentaro Murakami, Satomi Kobayashi, Hitomi Suga, Satoshi Sasaki
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiologic evidence on the associations between dietary glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) and depressive symptoms is not only limited, particularly in Asian populations where dietary GI and GL are typically higher than in Western countries, but also inconclusive. This cross-sectional study examined these associations in Japanese women. METHODS: Subjects were 3963 young (age 18-years) and 3826 middle-aged (mean age 47.8 years) Japanese women...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724854/improvement-of-pulmonary-function-after-comprehensive-obesity-rehabilitation-program-in-obese-patients
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Tamao Takahashi, Satoru Ebihara, Masahiro Kohzuki
Obesity is a major risk factor of cardiovascular, osteoarthritis, metabolic and pulmonary disorders, and exercise is an efficient method for treating obesity. However, obese patients often complain of dyspnea on exertion, which makes it difficult to continue exercise program. Obesity is also known to have an adverse effect on pulmonary function. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a comprehensive obesity rehabilitation (COR) program on pulmonary function in Japanese patients with morbid obesity...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719103/associations-between-neighborhood-food-environments-and-deficient-protein-intake-among-elderly-people-in-a-metropolitan-suburb-a-case-study-in-kisarazu-city-japan
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Yuri Hamamatsu, Chiho Goto, Masaru Nishitani, Riko Shimadate, Junko Ueno, Yoko Kusakari, Masahiro Umezaki
OBJECTIVES: Living in a poor food environment and its association with an increased risk of inadequate nutrient intake are increasingly important issues in Japan due to an increase in the elderly population. METHODS: The present study examined the relationships between neighborhood food environment and the protein and fat intakes of elderly Japanese individuals (n = 181) living in the metropolitan Tokyo suburb of Kisarazu. RESULTS: A logistic regression analysis adjusted for sociodemographic and shopping behavior variables revealed associations between subjectively evaluated poor neighborhood food environment and deficient protein intake...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718204/detrital-shadows-estuarine-food-web-connectivity-depends-on-fluvial-influence-and-consumer-feeding-mode
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Emily Howe, Charles A Simenstad, Andrea Ogston
We measured the influence of landscape setting on estuarine food web connectivity in five macrotidal Pacific Northwest estuaries across a gradient of freshwater influence. We used stable isotopes (δ(13) C, δ(15) N, δ(34) S) in combination with a Bayesian mixing model to trace primary producer contributions to suspension- and deposit-feeding bivalve consumers (Mytilus trossulus and Macoma nasuta) transplanted into three estuarine vegetation zones: emergent marsh, mudflat, Japanese eelgrass (Zostera japonica), and native eelgrass (Zostera marina)...
July 17, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704469/the-relationship-between-a-low-grain-intake-dietary-pattern-and-impulsive-behaviors-in-middle-aged-japanese-people
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Atsuhito Toyomaki, Minori Koga, Emiko Okada, Yukiei Nakai, Akane Miyazaki, Akiko Tamakoshi, Yoshinobu Kiso, Ichiro Kusumi
Several studies indicate that dietary habits are associated with mental health. We are interested in identifying not a specific single nutrient/food group but the population preferring specific food combinations that can be related to mental health. Very few studies have examined relationships between dietary patterns and multifaceted mental states using cluster analysis. The purpose of this study was to investigate population-level dietary patterns associated with mental state using cluster analysis. We focused on depressive state, sleep quality, subjective well-being, and impulsive behaviors using rating scales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690568/fat-content-modulates-rapid-detection-of-food-a-visual-search-study-using-fast-food-and-japanese-diet
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Reiko Sawada, Wataru Sato, Motomi Toichi, Tohru Fushiki
Rapid detection of food is crucial for the survival of organisms. However, previous visual search studies have reported discrepant results regarding the detection speeds for food vs. non-food items; some experiments showed faster detection of food than non-food, whereas others reported null findings concerning any speed advantage for the detection of food vs. non-food. Moreover, although some previous studies showed that fat content can affect visual attention for food, the effect of fat content on the detection of food remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655522/preventive-effect-of-pravastatin-on-the-development-of-hypertension-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-management-of-elevated-cholesterol-in-the-primary-prevention-group-of-adult-japanese-mega-study
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Toshiaki Otsuka, Kyoichi Mizuno, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Yuko Kachi, Haruo Nakamura
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether treatment of dyslipidemia with 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) reduces the risk of developing hypertension. OBJECTIVE: In this post-hoc analysis of the Management of Elevated Cholesterol in the Primary Prevention Group of Adult Japanese (MEGA) Study, a large-scale primary prevention trial with pravastatin, we examined the preventive effect of pravastatin on the future development of hypertension in patients with hypercholesterolemia...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637371/association-between-dietary-patterns-and-serum-adiponectin-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-japanese-population
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Tirani Bahari, Hirokazu Uemura, Sakurako Katsuura-Kamano, Miwa Yamaguchi, Mariko Nakamoto, Keisuke Miki, Fusakazu Sawachika, Kokichi Arisawa
The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between dietary pattern, adiponectin and insulin resistance. The study population consisted of 612 men and women aged 35-69 years old who had participated in the baseline survey of Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort (J-MICC) Study in Tokushima Prefecture. Diets and lifestyle related variables were assessed by questionnaires. Multiple regression analyses were used to analyse the relations between dietary patterns and high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630699/nutritional-correlates-of-monetary-diet-cost-in-young-middle-aged-and-older-japanese-women
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Keiko Shiraki, Kentaro Murakami, Hitomi Okubo, M Barbara E Livingstone, Satomi Kobayashi, Hitomi Suga, Satoshi Sasaki
Studies in many Western countries have consistently shown that monetary diet cost is positively associated with diet quality, but this may not necessarily be the case in Japan. This cross-sectional study examined the nutritional correlates of monetary diet cost among 3963 young (all 18 years old), 3800 middle-aged (mean age 48 years) and 2211 older (mean age 74 years) Japanese women. Dietary intakes were assessed using a comprehensive self-administered diet history questionnaire for young and middle-aged women and a brief self-administered diet history questionnaire for older women...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629703/association-of-food-access-and-neighbor-relationships-with-diet-and-underweight-among-community-dwelling-older-japanese
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Hideko Nakamura, Mieko Nakamura, Eisaku Okada, Toshiyuki Ojima, Katsunori Kondo
BACKGROUND: Food access is important for maintaining dietary variety, which predicts underweight. The aim of this study was to examine the association of food access and neighbor relationships with eating and underweight. METHODS: We analyzed cross-sectional data from 102,869 Japanese individuals aged 65 years or older. The perceived availability of food was assessed using the presence or absence of food stores within 1 km of the home. Level of relationships with neighbors was also assessed...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623954/efficacy-and-safety-of-alirocumab-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-not-adequately-controlled-with-non-statin-lipid-lowering-therapy-or-the-lowest-strength-of-statin-odyssey-nippon-study-design-and-rationale
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Tamio Teramoto, Akira Kondo, Arihiro Kiyosue, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Yasushi Ishigaki, Kimimasa Tobita, Yumiko Kawabata, Asuka Ozaki, Marie T Baccara-Dinet, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Statins are generally well-tolerated and serious side effects are infrequent, but some patients experience adverse events and reduce their statin dose or discontinue treatment altogether. Alirocumab is a highly specific, fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), which can produce substantial and sustained reductions of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). METHODS: The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, phase 3 ODYSSEY NIPPON study will explore alirocumab 150 mg every 4 weeks (Q4W) in 163 Japanese patients with hypercholesterolemia who are on the lowest-strength dose of atorvastatin (5 mg/day) or are receiving a non-statin lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) (fenofibrate, bezafibrate, ezetimibe, or diet therapy alone)...
June 17, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611865/dietary-modification-trial-in-community-dwelling-japanese-elderly-a-pilot-study
#17
Chika Momoki, Taeko Tsuji, Yukina Shikata, Hana Urade, Hideki Morimoto, Shinya Nakajima, Daiki Habu
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of 6-month nutrition education programs for community-dwelling elderly. METHODS: This study enrolled 50 community-dwelling elderly who regularly visit outpatient clinics. The programs had three goals: salt reduction, increase in dietary fiber, and adequate protein intake. Since it would be difficult for elderly to achieve all goals concurrently, a single goal was chosen by participants themselves. Anthropometric measurements, blood sampling, and assessment of dietary intake were performed at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605864/time-trends-in-radiocaesium-in-the-japanese-diet-following-nuclear-weapons-testing-and-chernobyl-implications-for-long-term-contamination-post-fukushima
#18
Jim T Smith, Keiko Tagami, Shigeo Uchida
Estimation of time changes in radiocaesium in foodstuffs is key to predicting the long term impact of the Fukushima accident on the Japanese diet. We have modelled >4000 measurements, spanning 50 years, of (137)Cs in foodstuffs and whole diet in Japan after nuclear weapons testing (NWT) and the Chernobyl accident. Broadly consistent long term trends in (137)Cs activity concentrations are seen between different agricultural foodstuffs; whole diet follows this general trend with remarkably little variation between averages for different regions of Japan...
June 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582826/associations-of-self-efficacy-social-support-and-knowledge-with-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-in-japanese-workers
#19
Osamu Kushida, Yae Iriyama, Nobuko Murayama, Toshiko Saito, Katsushi Yoshita
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have suggested that self-efficacy, social support, and knowledge are primary psychosocial predictors of dietary behavior in adults. The present study aimed to investigate the associations of self-efficacy, social support, and knowledge with fruit and vegetable consumption in Japanese workers. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: From September to November 2014, a self-administered questionnaire was completed by Japanese workers at 8 workplaces in Niigata, Japan...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540410/-prurigo-pigmentosa-after-fat-reduced-diet-treated-with-doxycycline
#20
M Ebnöther, M Streit, J Grabbe
Prurigo pigmentosa is a rare inflammatory skin disease of unknown origin, mostly described in the ethnic Japanese population. Etiology and pathogenesis are not completely known. Tetracyclines or dapsone are the therapy of choice. A 17-year-old Swiss patient with Turkish parents presented with pruritic rash on the neck and trunk, which started after a diet. Under therapy with doxycycline over 5 weeks, complete healing with slight reticular hyperpigmentation was observed.
May 24, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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