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Effects of white rice containing enriched gamma-aminobutyric acid on blood pressure

Nishimura, M et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, PBF

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter with beneficial effects including antihypertension and antistress properties. In this study, we examined the effects of GABA-enriched white rice (GABA rice) on blood pressure (BP) in 39 mildly hypertensive adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The participants were divided into a test group (n= 22) who consumed rice with 11.2 mg GABA/100 g of rice and a placebo group (n= 17) who consumed rice with 2.7 mg GABA/100 g of rice. For 8 weeks, the …
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