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Dose-response relationships of accelerometer-measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Yuko Kai, Takashi Jindo, Ken Uchida, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Although a few studies have confirmed the association of accelerometer-measured sedentary behaviour (SB) and physical activity (PA) with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), PA intensity and co-dependent daily time-use of movement behaviours are yet to be studied.<h4>Aims</h4>To cross-sectionally examine the dose-response relationship between accelerometer-measured SB or PA and NAFLD using ... Read more >>

Aliment Pharmacol Ther (Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics)
[2021, :]

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Bidirectional relationship between insomnia and frailty in older adults: A 2-year longitudinal study.

Yuta Nemoto, Shinichiro Sato, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Mutsumi Nakamura, Noriko Takeda, Kazushi Maruo, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Most previous studies that examined the association of insomnia with frailty used cross-sectional designs. The temporal relationship between these factors is therefore largely unknown. This study aimed to examine the bidirectional relationship between insomnia and frailty by sex.<h4>Methods</h4>A 2-year longitudinal study involving all community-dwelling older adults living in a rural ... Read more >>

Arch Gerontol Geriatr (Archives of gerontology and geriatrics)
[2021, 97:104519]

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Impact of Ergonomics on Cardiometabolic Risk in Office Workers: Transition to Activity-Based Working With Height-Adjustable Desk.

Takashi Jindo, Yuko Kai, Naruki Kitano, Mitsuru Makishima, Koji Takeda, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Objective</h4>Ergonomic office redesigning possibly improves physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB); however, its impact on cardiometabolic risk has not yet been determined. This study aimed to examine the effect of office relocation on cardiometabolic risk factors.<h4>Methods</h4>Annual health check-up data of 95 office workers from four offices in Tokyo, Japan, ... Read more >>

J Occup Environ Med (Journal of occupational and environmental medicine)
[2021, 63(5):e267-e275]

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[Effect of an exercise program targeting knee pain on medical costs of elderly community-dwelling adults].

Takuya Yamada, Yoshiharu Fukuda, Shinichiro Sato, Kazushi Maruo, Mutsumi Nakamura, Yuta Nemoto, Noriko Takeda, Susumu Sawada, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Takashi Arao,

Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the effect of an exercise program targeting knee pain on longitudinal medical costs (MC) of elderly community-dwelling adults.Methods A community-based health program using specific exercises for improving knee pain was held from January to February, 2015. Twenty-eight individuals participated in the program (intervention ... Read more >>

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ([Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health)
[2021, 68(5):331-338]

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Longitudinal associations of social group engagement with physical activity among Japanese older adults.

Yuta Nemoto, Shinichiro Sato, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Mutsumi Nakamura, Noriko Takeda, Kazushi Maruo, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Although social group engagement (SGE) has been suggested to affect physical activity (PA) in older age, the longitudinal relationship between these variables is unclear. This study used 2-year panel data to investigate the link between changes in SGE and changes in PA among community-dwelling older adults.<h4>Methods</h4>This study was a 2-year ... Read more >>

Arch Gerontol Geriatr (Archives of gerontology and geriatrics)
[2021, 92:104259]

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Compositional data analysis of 24-hour movement behaviors and mental health in workers.

Naruki Kitano, Yuko Kai, Takashi Jindo, Kenji Tsunoda, Takashi Arao,

This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between 24-hour movement behaviors and mental health among Japanese workers, accounting for the co-dependence of time spent in different behaviors during a single day. This research is part of a prospective cohort study called the Meiji Yasuda LifeStyle study. Participants were 1095 workers in ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2020, 20:101213]

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Relationship of workplace exercise with work engagement and psychological distress in employees: A cross-sectional study from the MYLS study.

Takashi Jindo, Yuko Kai, Naruki Kitano, Kenji Tsunoda, Toshiya Nagamatsu, Takashi Arao,

We investigated the relationship between workplace exercise and psychological distress, and work engagement, both of which are factors related to the mental health and work productivity of employees. Data from the Meiji Yasuda Lifestyle study, collected from July 2017 through December 2017, were used. Data from an annual health checkup ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2020, 17:101030]

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Impact of Activity-Based Working and Height-Adjustable Desks on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Space Utilization among Office Workers: A Natural Experiment.

Takashi Jindo, Yuko Kai, Naruki Kitano, Kyohsuke Wakaba, Mitsuru Makishima, Koji Takeda, Michitaka Iida, Kinji Igarashi, Takashi Arao,

It has been reported that office environment is an important determinant of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) in office workers. However, the effect of changes in office environment (office renovation) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine PA, SB, and space utilization changes among office ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 17(1):]

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When and How Should Chinese Pregnant Women Exercise? A Longitudinal Study in China.

Mi Xiang, Masayuki Konishi, Huanhuan Hu, Mio Nishimaki, Hyeon-Ki Kim, Hiroki Tabata, Hisao Shimizu, Yue Fang, Xueyuan Li, Jiawei Xu, Zhiruo Zhang, Huigang Liang, Takashi Arao, Shizuo Sakamoto,

This study aimed to examine when and how physical activity (PA) influences gestational weight gain (GWG) and infant birthweight (BW) by considering the PA's total volume, timing, intensity, and type, controlling for the influence of energy intake. A total of 1272 participants in different stages of pregnancy were recruited from ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 17(1):]

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Physical activity and dietary intake among Chinese pregnant women: an observational study.

Mi Xiang, Jing Zhang, Huigang Liang, Zhiruo Zhang, Masayuki Konishi, Huanhuan Hu, Mio Nishimaki, Hyeon-Ki Kim, Hiroki Tabata, Hisao Shimizu, Takashi Arao, Shizuo Sakamoto,

<h4>Background</h4>Physical activity (PA) and dietary intake are important modifiable factors associated with health outcomes. However, Chinese pregnant women's PA and dietary intake are only vaguely understood. The aim of this study was to reveal the characteristics of PA and dietary intake of Chinese women in different trimesters as well as ... Read more >>

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth (BMC pregnancy and childbirth)
[2019, 19(1):295]

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The impact of a new exercise facility on physical activity at the community level: a non-randomized panel study in Japan.

Akio Kubota, Munehiro Matsushita, Ben J Smith, Takemi Sugiyama, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Considering that building a sports facility is a major investment to promote population health, it is important to understand whether it is effective in increasing the level of physical activity (PA) in the community. This study examined the impact of building a new multipurpose exercise facility on community-level PA in ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2019, 19(1):777]

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A Community-Wide Walking Promotion Using Maps and Events for Japanese Older Adults.

Akio Kubota, Munehiro Matsushita, Takashi Arao, Dafna Merom, Ester Cerin, Takemi Sugiyama,

<b>Objective:</b> This study evaluated the effect of a community-wide walking intervention (involving walking maps and events) on older residents' walking and environmental perceptions. <b>Method:</b> In this nonrandomized quasi-panel study, older adults living in an intervention and control site were recruited at baseline and follow-up. All households in the intervention site ... Read more >>

J Aging Health (Journal of aging and health)
[2020, 32(7-8):735-743]

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The association of single and combined factors of sedentary behavior and physical activity with subjective cognitive complaints among community-dwelling older adults: Cross-sectional study.

Yuta Nemoto, Shinichiro Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Noriko Takeda, Munehiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Kazushi Maruo, Takashi Arao,

Subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) might be a meaningful indicator of dementia onset or mild cognitive impairment, and identifying the related factors of SCC could contribute to preventing these diseases. However, the relationship between SCC and lifestyle factors remains largely unproven. The purpose of this study was to examine the association ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(4):e0195384]

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An additive effect of leading role in the organization between social participation and dementia onset among Japanese older adults: the AGES cohort study.

Yuta Nemoto, Tami Saito, Satoru Kanamori, Taishi Tsuji, Kokoro Shirai, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Kazushi Maruo, Takashi Arao, Katsunori Kondo,

<h4>Background</h4>Several previous studies reported social participation may reduce the incident of dementia; therefore, the type of positions held in the organization may relate to dementia onset. However, this hypothesis remains largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to examine the additive effect of a leadership position in the ... Read more >>

BMC Geriatr (BMC geriatrics)
[2017, 17(1):297]

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Reduction in Vegetable Intake Disparities With a Web-Based Nutrition Education Intervention Among Lower-Income Adults in Japan: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Saki Nakamura, Takayo Inayama, Kazuhiro Harada, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>No existing Web-based nutrition education interventions have been evaluated in light of socioeconomic status just in Japan.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim was to investigate the effect of a Web-based intervention program on reducing vegetable intake disparities between low- and middle-income Japanese adults.<h4>Methods</h4>In this randomized controlled trial, participants were assessed at three time points-baseline, ... Read more >>

J Med Internet Res (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2017, 19(11):e377]

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Errata: The relevant factors for knee pain in community-dwelling elderly: A cross-sectional study.

Shinichiro Sato, Yuta Nemoto, Masaki Takahashi, Noriko Takeda, Munehiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Takashi Arao,

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi(JAPANESE JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH), Vol. 63 (2016) No. 9 p. 560-568: p563(Tables 1, 2). ... Read more >>

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ([Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health)
[2017, 64(1):51]

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Incentive program to strengthen motivation for increasing physical activity via conjoint analysis.

Munehiro Matsushita, Kazuhiro Harada, Takashi Arao,

Objectives Promoting physical activity is a key public health issue. Incentive programs have attracted attention as a technique for promoting physical activity. For the use of effective incentives, there is a need to clarify the most effective incentive program conditions for the promotion of physical activity. Therefore, the present study used ... Read more >>

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ([Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health)
[2017, 64(4):197-206]

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A randomized-controlled trial focusing on socio-economic status for promoting vegetable intake among adults using a web-based nutrition intervention programme: study protocol.

Saki Nakamura, Takayo Inayama, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Web-based nutritional education programmes appear to be comparable to those delivered face-to-face. However, no existing web-based nutrition education or similar programme has yet been evaluated with consideration of socio-economic status. The objective of a nutritional education programme of promoting vegetable intake designed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to evaluate ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2017, 17(1):74]

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The prevalence and basic characteristics of knee pain in community-dwelling independent elderly: A complete survey.

Shinichiro Sato, Yuta Nemoto, Masaki Takahashi, Noriko Takeda, Munehiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Takashi Arao,

Objectives The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of knee pain in independent community-dwelling elderly people and to examine the basic characteristics (sex and age) of those experiencing knee pain.Methods Survey on the health status and lifestyle habits was conducted for all (6,790) independent elderly who were 65 years ... Read more >>

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ([Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health)
[2017, 64(6):322-329]

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A cross-sectional study on the factors related to cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly.

Yuta Nemoto, Shinichiro Sato, Masaki Takahashi, Noriko Takeda, Munehiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Aim</h4>The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between cognitive decline and physical activity, sitting time, and social participation among elderly people living independently in a local community.<h4>Methods</h4>In January 2015, 1,133 independently-living elderly individuals from a local Japanese community completed self-administrated questionnaires. A total of 929 participants completed ... Read more >>

Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi (Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics)
[2017, 54(2):143-153]

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Reliability and Validity of a Chinese-Translated Version of a Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire.

Mi Xiang, Massayuki Konishi, Huanhuan Hu, Masaki Takahashi, Wenbi Fan, Mio Nishimaki, Karina Ando, Hyeon-Ki Kim, Hiroki Tabata, Takashi Arao, Shizuo Sakamoto,

Objectives The objectives of the present study were to translate the English version of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire into Chinese (PPAQ-C) and to determine its reliability and validity for use by pregnant Chinese women. Methods The study included 224 pregnant women during their first, second, or third trimesters of ... Read more >>

Matern Child Health J (Maternal and child health journal)
[2016, 20(9):1940-1947]

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Feasibility and effectiveness of a cosmetic intervention program for institutionalized older women in Japan.

Yohko Hayakawa, Ikuko Shoji, Hiroko Kumon, Masumi Tokita, Masazumi Kamata, Takashi Arao,

We examined the feasibility and effectiveness of a cosmetic intervention program for frail older women. Thirty-nine older adults (83.0 ± 8.65 years) from two nursing homes in Tokyo were allocated to a cosmetic (intervention: n = 27) or a light-exercise (control: n = 12) group according to their nursing home residence. Both groups attended weekly classes over ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2016, 4:242-247]

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Association of household income and education with eating behaviors in Japanese adults: a cross-sectional study.

Saki Nakamura, Takayo Inayama, Kikuko Hata, Munehiro Matsushita, Masaki Takahashi, Kazuhiro Harada, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>Socioeconomic inequalities as social determinants of health are important issues in public health and health promotion. However, the association between socioeconomic status and eating behaviors has been investigated poorly in Japanese adults. To fill this gap, the present study examines the association of eating behaviors with household income and education.<h4>Methods</h4>The ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2016, 16:61]

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The relevant factors for knee pain in community-dwelling elderly: A cross-sectional study.

Shinichiro Sato, Yuta Nemoto, Masaki Takahashi, Noriko Takeda, Munehiro Matsushita, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Takashi Arao,

Objective To clarify the comprehensive relevant factors for knee pain in elderly men and women independently living in the community.Methods A health and lifestyle survey was conducted using 1,133 independent living elderly participants from a district in local community. Demographics, health status, lifestyle, knee pain, and physical activity were measured. Knee pain ... Read more >>

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ([Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health)
[2016, 63(9):560-568]

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Socioeconomic position and work, travel, and recreation-related physical activity in Japanese adults: a cross-sectional study.

Munehiro Matsushita, Kazuhiro Harada, Takashi Arao,

<h4>Background</h4>The aim of this study was to examine the association between socioeconomic position and the domains of physical activity connected with work, travel, and recreation in Japanese adults.<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 3269 subjects, 1651 men (mean ± standard deviation; 44.2 ± 8.1 years) and 1618 women (44.1 ± 8.1 years), responded ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2015, 15:916]

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