Researches

Toon Health Study

The Toon Health Study is a prospective cohort study launched in 2009, and aiming to investigate the association between lifestyle, including dietary habits, and health outcomes, i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cognitive impairments.

Followings are our findings from this cohort study.

  • The impact of masticatory ability as evaluated by salivary flow rates on obesity in Japanese: The Toon Health Study (Obesity. 2015;23:1296-1302)
  • Associations of serum β-carotene and retinol concentrations with insulin resistance: the Toon Health Study. (Nutrition. 2015;975-980)

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Clinical trials for evaluation of foods with function claims.

The aim of these clinical trials is to evaluate the functions of developing rice grains in support of treatments for chronic diseases for human, including diabetes.

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