Bathing in hot water, utilizing onsen (hot springs) and drinking green tea may contribute to good health status of Japanese

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Authors: Y. Goto, S. Hayasaka, M. Akahori and A. Kawada
Date: Dec. 2012
From: Anales de Hidrologia Medica(Vol. 6)
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Document Type: Article
Length: 482 words

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Keywords: Bathing, ONSEN (Hot Spring), Green Tea, Self-Rated Health, Longevity

Introduction and Objectives

Life expectancy of Japanese is longer compared with other countries. It is presumed that some life-style factors may be in part related to Japanese good health status. Among lots of life-style factors, we focused on bathing in hot water (over 40 centigrade) in daily, utilizing ONSEN (hot spring), and drinking green tea as we think these are mostly particular in Japan. It has been showed that bathing in hot water augments blood flow. It has also reported that daily consumption of green tea may inhibit LDL oxidation followed by preventing the incidence of atherosclerotic diseases. In this study, we used self-rated health (SRH) as an indicator of...

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Goto, Y., et al. "Bathing in hot water, utilizing onsen (hot springs) and drinking green tea may contribute to good health status of Japanese." Anales de Hidrologia Medica, vol. 6, 2012, p. 305+. Accessed 12 May 2021.
  

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