NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAINAN, TAIWAN
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Volume 26 Issue 1 - February 28, 2014
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Ganoderma tsugae proved to protect against cardiac injury: NCKU research
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[ Tainan, Taiwan, February 19, 2014 ]
Dr. Fan-E Mo, a professor from the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, has discovered a new effect of Ganoderma tsugae to protect the heart from injury and identified triterpenoids as its active components against cardiac insults.

According to Dr. Mo, Ganoderma mushrooms have been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Ganoderma tsugae (G. tsugae), one of the ganoderma species, has been commercially cultivated in Taiwan as a dietary supplement.

G. tsugae has been subjected to different scientific studies over the recent years, most of which have shown positive results in regards to its medicinal properties.

Despite its well documented therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and anti-tumor, the effects of G. tsugae on the heart were not clear, Mo noted.

Dr. Mo’s research findings have demonstrated an innovative effect of G. tsugae to protect the heart and identified triterpenoids as its active components against cardiac injury.


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