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Effects of Bacillus subtilis var. natto products on symptoms caused by blood flow disturbance in female patients with lifestyle diseases.

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, January 2015
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Title
Effects of Bacillus subtilis var. natto products on symptoms caused by blood flow disturbance in female patients with lifestyle diseases.
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International Journal of General Medicine, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s76588
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Hitosugi M, Hamada K, Misaka K, Masahito Hitosugi, Katsuo Hamada, Kazutaka Misaka

Abstract

The fermented soybean product natto is a popular traditional food in Japan and is considered a health supplement. NKCP(®), a natto-derived dietary food supplement whose main component is bacillopeptidase F, has antithrombotic, fibrinolytic, and blood pressure-lowering effects. We examined whether daily intake of NKCP(®) effectively improves subjective symptoms in patients with lifestyle diseases in this cross-over, double-blind study. Fermented soya extract with subtilisin NAT (nattokinase) as the main component was used as an active placebo. A 4-week course of NKCP(®) significantly decreased the visual analog scale (VAS) score for shoulder stiffness from 42.3 to 32.4 (P=0.009), the VAS score for low back pain from 25.5 to 18.8 (P=0.02), and the VAS score for coldness of the extremities from 33.1 to 25.7 (P=0.002). However, no significant difference was found in the VAS score for headache. After a 4-week course of active placebo, no significant changes in the VAS score were found for any symptoms. The significant improvement in the symptoms secondary to blood flow disturbance was caused by the improvement in blood flow by NKCP(®). The use of dietary supplements based on the Japanese traditional food natto helps to relieve subjective symptoms for patients with lifestyle diseases receiving medical care.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 33%
Student > Bachelor 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Researcher 2 13%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 47%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 20%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Chemistry 1 7%
Other 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,418,818
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#159
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#108,939
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of General Medicine
#6
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