A forest bathing trip increases human natural killer activity and expression of anti-cancer proteins in female subjects.

@article{Li2008AFB,
  title={A forest bathing trip increases human natural killer activity and expression of anti-cancer proteins in female subjects.},
  author={Qing Li and Kanehisa Morimoto and Maiko Kobayashi and Hirofumi Inagaki and Masao Katsumata and Yukiyo Hirata and Kimiko Hirata and Takako Shimizu and Yuan Li and Yoko Wakayama and Tomoyuki Kawada and Toko Ohira and Narimasa Takayama and Toru Kagawa and Yoshifumi Miyazaki},
  journal={Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={45-55}
}
We previously reported that forest bathing trips enhanced human NK activity, number of NK cells, and intracellular anti-cancer proteins in lymphocytes, and that the increased NK activity lasted for more than 7 days after the trip in male subjects. In the present study, we investigated the effect of forest bathing trip on human NK activity in female subjects. Thirteen healthy nurses, age 25-43 years, professional career 4-18 years, were selected with informed consent. The subjects experienced a… CONTINUE READING
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