Ikuya Yoshimi

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Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) is a recently developed technique for evaluating fracture risk that can assess both bone mass and architecture. Although numerous studies have shown that menopause is associated with accelerated loss of bone mineral density, there are only a few studies on the association of QUS parameter (stiffness index) with menopausal(More)
A 487-nucleotide sequence in the polymorphic D-loop region of matrilineally inherited mitochondrial DNA was compared in samples from 14 (9 adult males and 5 females or young) Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata) of two troops at Gagyusan in Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The majority (7 out of the sampled 9) of the adult males associated(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to obtain baseline data for designing programs aimed at promoting physical function among elderly people in Japan, we determined the prevalence of disabilities affecting upper and lower extremities and their impact on function in community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly Japanese women. METHODS Subjects were 580 women aged 40 years and(More)
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