Chinese Prescription Kangen-karyu against Metabolic Syndrome: Successful Treatment of Three Patients

Tsutomu Kitazawa (Shinseikai Toyama Hospital, Toyama, 939-0243, Japan)
Kazuyuki Hiratani (Shinseikai Toyama Hospital, Toyama, 939-0243, Japan)
Chan Hum Park (Institute of New Frontier Research Team, Hallym Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Hallym University,Chuncheon, 24252, Republic of Korea)
Takako Yokozawa (Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, University of Toyama, Toyama, 930-8555, Japan)

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Metabolic syndrome is the cluster of diseases, which is manifested by central obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, lipodystrophy, and high blood pressure. These metabolic syndrome-related traits significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiac events, stroke, and hepatic steatosis. In the past decade, several organizations have proposed different diagnostic criteria. The use of traditional Chinese medicine to treat metabolic syndrome has received increasing attention due to its wide availability. In this paper, we report a case of three patients with metabolic syndrome with improved administration of 7.5 g of Kangen-karyu extract per day for 6 months. We present and discuss evidence supporting the possibility of using Kangenkaryu for metabolic syndrome.


Metabolic syndrome;Traditional Chinese medicine;Kangen-karyu;Case report

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