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Chinese Prescription Kangen-karyu in Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Tsutomu Kitazawa, Kazuyuki Hiratani, Liye Zhang, Chan Hum Park, Takako Yokozawa

Metabolic syndrome is defined as a disease state complicated by multiple metabolic diseases such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes. Even when each individual component disease is mild, the risk of metabolic syndrome is high. Over the past decade, different organizations have been proposed various diagnostic criteria. The use of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of metabolic syndrome is becoming increasingly popular due to its wide availability. In this paper, we report a case of metabolic syndrome improved when a 64-year-old woman with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity administered 7.5 g of Kangen-karyu extract per day. After 6 months, serum lipid levels were improved. The abdominal circumference, body weight, and blood pressure were decreased following administration. At that time, the physical and subjective symptoms had partially disappeared. On tongue diagnosis, there was a notable improvement in vessels below the tongue. Herein, we present evidence supporting the use of Kangen-karyu extract against metabolic syndrome.

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