Motokazu Yanagi

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The effect of a long mental stress on the hemodynamics of masticatory muscles has not been investigated to date. We hypothesized some hemodynamic and electromyographic changes in jaw-closure muscles related to sympathetic nervous system activity. While healthy adult female volunteers performed a two-hour mental stress task, electromyographic activity of the(More)
Mental stress may cause a dissociation of sympathetic outflow to different regions. However, it remains unclear how the sympathetic outflow to jaw muscles is related to other sympathetic outflow under mental stress. The objective of this study was to clarify the temporal relationship between the finger sweat expulsion elicited by mental stress and the(More)
BACKGROUND This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between the number of remaining teeth to mild memory impairment (MMI), which is a preclinical stage of dementia, and to cognitive impairment. METHODS The subjects were aged 65 years or older and were grouped according to their score for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome contains many risks for medical diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which might precipitate depressive symptoms in the older people. However, the association between depressive symptoms and metabolic syndrome in Japanese community-dwelling older people is unclear. This study was performed to answer this(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested that periodontal disease can exacerbate the pro-inflammatory status of the brain. Tooth loss is one of the alternative evaluation indices of periodontal disease. There are few data on the relationship between tooth loss and memory impairment, depending on the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ɛ4 genotype. OBJECTIVE To(More)
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