Masahiro Okada

Masahiro Okada
Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Two-Year College · Food and Dietetics

Ph.D.

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April 2015 - July 2015
Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University
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Publications (15)
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Masticatory function is thought to be related to various eating habits, but it is difficult to evaluate overall masticatory function by assessing complex eating habits. Maximum occlusal force is an important indicator of masticatory function that is affected by age and sex. This preliminary study focused on the maximum occlusal force of young women...
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Background Many studies have identified the risk of polypharmacy, but physiological evidence and methods of evaluation in these studies were poor. The relationship between polypharmacy and heart rate variability in older adults remains unclear. We investigated the relationship between polypharmacy in older adults, including atomic bomb survivors, a...
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Aim: In Geriatrics Gerontology International we previously reported the efficacy of reducing diuretics to prevent falls and fractures in older adults. We have since noticed another important problem, regarding the diuretic therapy for older adults with decreased muscle and water volumes. We performed a study on renal insufficiency and diuretic ther...
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Research on the influence of relationships among satiety, muscle mass, and outdoor environmental factors is sparse. In this work the relationships among satiety feeling, body composition, and outdoor environmental factors on eating in healthy young Japanese women are investigated. Fifty three (53) women were examined over an approximately 2-year pe...
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Aim: As part of a broader study on polypharmacy among elderly nursing home residents, we examined the impact of reducing or discontinuing the prescription of proton pump inhibitors and other anti-ulcer drugs. Methods: We employed a strategy of reducing and discontinuing the prescription of drugs to 160 elderly residents of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb...
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Aim: In an attempt to decrease the incidence of falls and fall-related fractures at a special geriatric nursing home, we endeavored to reduce diuretic doses, and examined the relationship between the effectiveness of this approach with the body compositions and activities of daily living of the study cohort. Methods: We enrolled 93 participants...
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The influences of body weight and air temperature on the autonomic response to food intake have not been clarified. We measured heart rate variability before and after lunch, as well as the effects of outdoor temperature and increased body mass index (BMI), in healthy young Japanese women. We studied 55 healthy young female university students. Hea...
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Previous studies of autonomic nervous system responses before and after eating when controlling patient conditions and room temperature have provided inconsistent results. We hypothesized that several physiological parameters reflecting autonomic activity are affected by outdoor temperature before and after a meal. We measured the following physiol...
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Analysis was made on the genomic structure, functions, and expression of the mouse ELP gene, which codes for the embryonal long terminal repeat binding protein. Extensive screening of the cDNA library of embryonal carcinoma cells (EC cells) identified four isoforms of ELP: ELP1 (the original ELP isolate), ELP2, ELP3, and Ad4BP/SF1. Analysis of the...
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The mechanism of repression of transcription by ELP, the embryonal long terminal repeat binding protein, was investigated. ELP represses the Moloney murine leukemia virus long terminal repeat by binding to a site which overlaps with a sequence element for retinoic acid receptor binding. This suggests possible competition of ELP with retinoic acid r...
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In the present study,we investigated the shelf-life of vacuum cooked products, which are being increasingly utilized on many fronts, including hotel and hospital catering. We focused on important factors for food hygiene through bacterial and organoleptic testing and investigated the leaching of hazardous substances from vacuum packaging materials...
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This paper compared laboratory courses in anatomy and physiology offered by the Department of Food Science and Nutritioin, Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Two-Year College to courses offered by three other junior colleges and one university in terms of course coutent and the course's place in the curriculum. This paper also examined improvements the College...
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The foods and cooking methods included in the 107 menus created by high school students for elderly pepple at the 10th Annual Box Lunch Menu Contest, which was held in 2008, were tabulated. The menus prepared by high school students were reviewed for their appropriateness for elderly people. High school students chose ingredients in consideration o...
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Graduates of the school completed a survey questionnaire with the purpose of building a new support system for graduates of the school's Department of Food and Nutrition and persons completing its Two-Year Postgraduate Course in Dietetics, improving curriculum development, improving the course and non-degree education for graduates, and enhancing e...

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Aim is new insights into eating habits and healthy life.
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