Foodand Nutrition Laboratory

Anti-aging endeavors through diet

Tiny amounts of food constituents such as polyphenol and carotenoid have shown to be effective in combatting aging and preventing lifestyle-related diseases. Our laboratory is trying to verify how these constituents work. The results of our research are expected to be used in developing new food products that promote health.

Affiliation Bioscience and Engineering - Bioscience Cource
Faculty Name OSAKABE, Naomi
Academic Society The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
Society for Free Radical Research Japan
Japanese Society for Food Factors
Keyword Polyphenols, Brain-gut axis, Locomotive syndrome, Metabolic syndrome

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We are conducting joint research with food makers on methods for preventing metabolic syndrome, locomotive syndrome and dementia. The results of our research are used by food makers and cosmetics companies as “seeds” to develop beauty-enhancing foods.

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