- The Japanese Circulation Society
- Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
- vol.1, no.10, pp.438-444, 2019-10-10 (Released:2019-10-10)
Background:This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study was conducted to examine the effects of lactotripeptide supplementation on 7-day mean tele-monitored home blood pressure (BP), and also on the markers of vascular function and renal damage in Japanese subjects with prehypertension.Methods and Results:A total of 26 subjects with prehypertension were randomly allocated to receive the active product (lactotripeptide tablet) or a placebo tablet for 8 weeks each in a cross-over manner. Urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein-to-creatine ratio (UFABPCR) and vascular function were measured at the end of each intervention. Home systolic and diastolic BP at the end of the lactotripeptide supplementation period was significantly lower than that at the end of the placebo period (P<0.05). On mixed linear model analysis there was a significant difference in the change in home diastolic BP after intervention between the 2 interventions (P=0.04). UFABPCR was significantly lower at the end of the lactotripeptide intervention period than at the end of the placebo period (P<0.05).Conclusions:The beneficial effect of lactotripeptide supplementation on 7-day mean tele-monitored home BP was confirmed in Japanese subjects with prehypertension. In addition, this intervention also seemed to have a protective effect against the progression of renal function decline.