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Abstract Title:

Immunomodulating Activity of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 in Mice and in Human Volunteers.

Abstract Source:

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008 Jun;5(2):205-219. PMID: 18604247

Abstract Author(s):

Ying Liu, Yasushi Fukuwatari, Ko Okumura, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Mai Furukawa, Naohito Ohno, Kazu Mori, Ming Gao, Masuro Motoi

Abstract:

We performed studies on murine models and human volunteers to examine the immunoenhancing effects of the naturally outdoor-cultivated fruit body of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 (i.e. Agaricus blazei). Antitumor, leukocyte-enhancing, hepatopathy-alleviating and endotoxin shock-alleviating effects were found in mice. In the human study, percentage body fat, percentage visceral fat, blood cholesterol level and blood glucose level were decreased, and natural killer cell activity was increased. Taken together, the results strongly suggest that the A. brasiliensis fruit body is useful as a health-promoting food.

Study Type : Human Study
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