Aspergillus oryzae Fermented Brown Rice and Bran Supplement “FBRA” for Health and Cancer Prevention
Shaw Watanabe1*, Kohta Kikuchi2, Shoichi Mizuno1 and Tomomitsu Mizuno3
1Medical Rice Association, Tokyo, Japan
2Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan
3Genmai-Koso Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
*Corresponding Author: Shaw Watanabe, Medical Rice Association, Tokyo, Japan.
October 19, 2021; Published: November 12, 2021
Relationship between brown rice eating and health has been well recognized, but it is an empirical basis without solid scientific shreds of evidence. Fermented brown rice and bran with Aspergillus oryzae (FBRA) were developed almost 50 years ago to supplement white rice eating. We found spontaneous cancer remission among the FBRA users, so we resurvey the GENKI study cohort (Genmai Epidemiology, Nutrition, and Kenko Innovation; n = 1200) and found 180 FBRA users.
We compared the effect of FBRA on bowel movement by brown rice and white rice eaters. One hundred eleven volunteers among the GENKI study provided their feces for intestinal microbiota analysis, so it became possible whether or not white rice eaters with FBRA intake showed a similar profile to brown rice eaters. FBRA users showed good bowel condition as well as brown rice eaters. Brown rice eaters with FIBRA enhanced the profile proportion of Blautia wexlerae (2.0 to 3.1%), Ruminococcus bromii (1.1 to 2.1%), and Bacteroides uniformis (0.9 to 3.3%). The principal component analysis showed a different pattern in the genmai and FBRA group.
Keywords:Braun Rice; Fermentation; Rice Bran; Aspergillus orizae; Cancer Prevention; FBRA; Microbiota; Bowel Movement
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