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Comparability of activity monitors used in Asian and Western-country studies for assessing free-living sedentary behaviour

, Kaori Ishii, Koichiro Oka. Methodology: Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Hiroyuki Sasai, Yoshio Nakata, Noritoshi Fukushima, Shigeru Inoue, Shigeho Tanaka, Koichiro Oka. Resources: Koichiro Oka. Writing ... ± original draft: Satoshi Kurita. Writing ± review & editing: Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Hiroyuki Sasai, Yoshio Nakata, Noritoshi Fukushima, Shigeru Inoue, Shigeho Tanaka, Takemi Sugiyama, Neville Owen

Types of social participation and psychological distress in Japanese older adults: A five-year cohort study

Introduction The most effective type of social participation against psychological distress in older adults is not well documented. The aim of this study was to examine whether different types of social participation are associated with changes in psychological distress level in older men and women in Japan. Methods Two thousand seven hundred community-dwelling older adults (aged...

Pedometer-determined physical activity among youth in the Tokyo Metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study

Background Providing large-scale descriptive data of objectively measured physical activity in youth is informative for practitioners, epidemiologists, and researchers. The purpose of this study was to present the pedometer-determined physical activity among Japanese youth using the Tokyo Metropolitan Survey of Physical Fitness, Physical Activity and Lifestyle 2011. Methods This...

A Crucial Role of Activin A-Mediated Growth Hormone Suppression in Mouse and Human Heart Failure

Infusion of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMNC) has been reported to ameliorate cardiac dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction. In this study, we investigated whether infusion of BMMNC is also effective for non-ischemic heart failure model mice and the underlying mechanisms. Intravenous infusion of BMMNC showed transient cardioprotective effects on animal models...