Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesDepartment of Nutrition and Life Science

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Faculty Members

  • Naomi Aiba

    Naomi Aiba Professor

    [Key Words]
    • SHOKUIKU through all life stage
    • Eating behavior and neuroscience
    • Nutrition education based on behavior science
    • Nutrition and immunity
    • Dietary support for elderly persons
    [Research Themes]
    • Dietary pattern and dietary habits related to expending healthy life expectancy based on the data of Saku-cohort study
    • The role of nutrition teachers as SHOKUIKU coordinators at schools; school lunch as educational tool
    • Developments of nutrition education and information provision for healthier behavior change
    • Nutritional management and supports to prevent elderly persons from frailty and sarcopenia
  • Mamoru Ayusawa

    Mamoru Ayusawa Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Cardiovascular function and clinical sign in children
    • Impact of daily diet on the growth
    • Body composition and evaluation of clinical examinations
    [Research Themes]
    • Dietary characteristics of students with orthostatic dysregulation
    • Investigation of body status and composition to the electrocardiogram
    • Discovery and intervention of early metabolic syndrome in children or young adults
    • Cardiovascular health and dietary in the patient with previous history of congenital and acquired heart disease
  • Takeo Kanno

    Takeo Kanno Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Clinical nutrition
    • Nutritional management of chronic kidneydisease
    • Nutritional management of hemodialysis therapy and peritoneal dialysis therapy
    [Research Themes]
    • Study on the effect of low protein diet for chronic kidneydisease
    • Study on the effect of low protein diet for secondary hyperparathyroidism
    • Study on the effect of low protein diet on nutritional status in chronic kidneydisease
    • Significance of protein restriction for hyperphosphatemia in hemodialysis patients
  • Chikako Kiyose

    Chikako Kiyose Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Novel functions of vitamin E analogs/ Functional foods/ Anti-obesity/
    • Anti-inflammation/ Prevention of life-style disease /Function of some herb
    [Research Themes]
    • The effects of food compositions on the prevention of life-style disease
    • Anti-obesity effects of vitamin E analogs in vitro and in vivo
    • Anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin E analogs in adipocytes
    • Anti-inflammatory effects of some herb extraction in adipocytes
    • Improving effects of insulin resistant with vitamin E analogs in skeletal muscle cells
  • Jun Sawai

    Jun Sawai Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Controlling of microbes (Pasteurization/ Antimicrobials) and food hygiene
    [Research Themes]
    • Controlling of microbes by using natural inorganic materials
    • Development of novel pasteurization and antimicrobial techniques
    • Attachment of microbial cells to foods
    • Control and removal of biofilms
    • Reduction treatment of rice allergen
  • Miho Hanai

    Miho Hanai Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Daily rhythm / Circadian rhythm / Reproductive organ/ Minerals / Amino acids
    [Research Themes]
    • The effects of amino acids on reproductive organ of rats kept under disturbed circadian rhythm.
    • The effects of minerals acids on reproductive organ of rats kept under disturbed circadian rhythm.
    • The effects of nutrients on calcium metabolism of rats kept under disturbed circadian rhythm.
  • Chieko Yokoyama

    Chieko Yokoyama Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Prostaglandins / Lipid Mediators / Inflammation / Obesity / Arteriosclerosis / Lifestyle-related diseases
    [Research Themes]
    • Study on prostacyclin deficiency and cardiovascular disease
    • Effects of unsaturated fatty acids on vascular disorders
    • Studies on the effect of lipid mediators for obesity and arteriosclerosis
  • Ayako Osawa

    Ayako Osawa Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Basic research in the management of food service
    [Research Themes]
    • Changes of nutrients in food by large scale cooking
    • Association between antioxidative activity and large scale cooking
    • Changes of carotenoids in food by heat cooking
  • Asuka Sawai

    Asuka Sawai Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Mental stress
    • Energy expenditure
    • Skipping breakfast
    • Metabolic syndrome
    [Research Themes]
    • Effect of skipping breakfast on cerebral blood flow and cardiovascular function
    • Relationship between the risk of metabolic syndrome measured by the PULSENSE
    • Development of Wristwatch-Type Stress-Calorie monitor and its application
    • Masticatory performance using test gummy jelly
  • Satomi Nomura

    Satomi Nomura Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Examination of Taste and Palatability of Cuisine
    • Field of Study: Cookery Science, Food Science, Molecular Gastronomy
    • Key Word: Adzuki Bean / Soybean / Edamame / Texture / Particulate Mouth Feeling of Adzuki Paste Granules / Sensory Evaluation
    [Research Themes]
    • Effect of Heating on Maltose Content and Texture of Edamame Beans
    • Alteration in taste of Red Bean Paste and Associated Confectionery Products Determined by the Colours and Properties of the Paste
    • Impact of Water Absorption of Beans on their Texture after Heating
  • Emiko Harashima

    Emiko Harashima Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Community-based Participatory Research for Health
    [Research Themes]
    • Community action for the elderly high quality life and health
    • Community empowerment for primary prevention of housebound status
    • Food environmental improvement for health
  • Rieko Miyake

    Rieko Miyake Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Applied Nutrition/ Energy Expenditure/ Physical Activity/ Malnutrition
    [Research Themes]
    • Components of energy expenditure
    • Relationship between physical activity and lifestyle diseases
    • Dietary life of the elderly
  • Licht Miyamoto Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Pharmacology, Physiology, Food science
    [Research Themes]
    • Molecular and neural mechanisms regulating whole-body energy homeostasis
    • Pathogenesis of metabolic disorders related to life styles
    • Interorgan regulation of energy sensing molecules
    • Pharmacological effects of caffeine and adenosine derivatives.
    • Pharmacological effects of sesquiterpenes and limonene derivatives.

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