Kazunori Ohkawara

Learn More
PURPOSE Active video game systems controlled through arm gestures and motions (Nintendo Wii Sports) and video games controlled through force plate (Wii Fit Plus) are becoming increasingly popular. This study was performed to determine the energy expenditure (EE) during Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports game activities. METHODS Twelve adult men and women(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that exercise has preferential effects on visceral fat reduction. However, the dose-response effect remains unclear because of limited evidence from individual studies. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the current literature to establish whether reduction of visceral fat by aerobic exercise has a(More)
Obesity is associated with endothelial dysfunction that may contribute to the development of diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Endothelin-1 (ET-1), which is produced mostly by vascular endothelial cells, has potent vasoconstrictor and proliferative activity in vascular smooth muscle cells and, therefore, has been implicated in regulation of(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a new algorithm for classifying physical activity into either locomotive or household activities using a triaxial accelerometer. Sixty-six volunteers (31 men and 35 women) participated in this study and were separated randomly into validation and cross-validation groups. All subjects performed 12 physical activities(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clockwise whirlpool sign at color Doppler ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of midgut volvulus. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pediatric patients (160 boys, 76 girls; age range, 0 day to 14 years) with possible midgut volvulus underwent abdominal gray-scale US and color Doppler US. Midgut volvulus was diagnosed by recognition of the(More)
Indirect whole room calorimetry is commonly used in studies of human metabolism. These calorimeters can be configured as either push or pull systems. A major obstacle to accurately calculating gas exchange rates in a pull system is that the excurrent flow rate is increased above the incurrent flow rate, because the organism produces water vapor, which also(More)
We have recently developed a simple algorithm for the classification of household and locomotive activities using the ratio of unfiltered to filtered synthetic acceleration (gravity-removal physical activity classification algorithm, GRPACA) measured by a triaxial accelerometer. The purpose of the present study was to develop a new model for the immediate(More)
Bone loss accompanies a diet-induced weight loss and could be prevented with a combination of exercises. This study was conducted to examine the effects of additional resistance training during diet-induced weight loss on whole-body and selected regional bone mineral density (BMD). The participants of a 14-week weight-loss study were 42 overweight(More)
The aim of the current study was to examine the efficiency of a free-living physical activity promotion (PAP) program following a diet modification program for fat loss. Fifty obese men, aged 51.4±7.0 y, received a 6-mo regimen consisting of 2 phases. Weekly 90-min free-living PAP sessions were provided for 3 mo immediately after a 3-mo diet modification(More)
INTRODUCTION Generation of platelet-derived microparticle (PMP) is implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the influence of adiposity and weight reduction on PMP generation remains to be fully elucidated. We compared PMP generation and fibrinolytic parameters between 49 non-diabetic obese (obese group) and 37 age-matched non-obese subjects(More)