Toshiki Ohta

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This cross-sectional study examined the benefits of social dancing on postural stability and physical performance in dancers aged 50 years or more. Walking speed, lower limb reaction time and low back flexibility were measured in 202 social dancers and 202 community-dwelling comparison subjects aged 50-87 years. The results showed that dancers who were(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the population of elderly people in Japan with dementia has increased. Detection of cognitive impairment in the early stages is important for adequate treatment, care, and prevention. AIM To investigate whether the reliability and validity of the instrument would carry over to a different population and language before using it(More)
In recent years, population of elder people has increased in Japan, following augmentation of the number of people with dementia in Japan. Then it is important to detect cognitive impairment in early stage for adequate treatment, care and prevention. We studied 135 subjects, 49 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 86 healthy controls using Telephone(More)
It has been shown that insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) stimulates the activity of alkaline phosphatase, a marker of mature osteoblast phenotype, in osteoblasts. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase superfamily in the IGF-I-stimulated alkaline phosphatase activity in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1(More)
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