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Low-intensity electrical current (or mild electrical stimulation; MES) influences signal transduction and activates phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. Because insulin resistance is characterized by a marked reduction in insulin-stimulated PI3K-mediated activation of Akt, we asked whether MES could increase Akt phosphorylation and ameliorate(More)
[Purpose] This study investigated the relationship between toe grip strength and foot posture in children. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 619 children participated in this study. The foot posture of the participants was measured using a foot printer and toe grip strength was measured using a toe grip dynamometer. Children were classified into 3 groups;(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine the cross-sectional relationship between the cognitive function and cardio-ankle vascular index(CAVI) in Japanese community-dwelling elderly subjects. METHODS A total of 179 Japanese community-dwelling elderly subjects were recruited for this study. The age, height, weight, gender and past medical(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate which spatial and temporal parameters of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test are associated with motor function in elderly individuals. METHODS This study included 99 community-dwelling women aged 72.9 ± 6.3 years. Step length, step width, single support time, variability of the aforementioned parameters,(More)
CONTEXT Chest wall mobility is strongly related to respiratory function; however, the effect of aging on chest wall mobility-and the level at which this mobility is most affected-remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate age-related differences in chest wall mobility and respiratory function among elderly women in different age groups. METHODS This(More)
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