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Effect of Protease Tablet on Reduction of Tongue Coating

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  • プロテアーゼ含有タブレットの舌苔除去効果
  • プロテアーゼ ガンユウ タブレット ノ ゼッタイ ジョキョ コウカ

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of tablets containing the protease, actinidin, extracted from Kiwi fruit on the reduction of human tongue coating. Cross-over studies and double blind experiments were designed using 11 male adults. After taking protease tablets, the tongue coating scores evaluated visually and the amount of tongue coating evaluated by image analysis were significantly lower than those with placebo tablets. The results of this study suggested that protease tablets were effective in biochemical cleaning of the tongue.

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