Japan Health Supplements Tied To 157 Hospitalisations

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Japanese dietary supplements at the centre of an expanding health scare have now been linked to at least 157 hospitalisations, a health ministry official said Tuesday.

The figure reflects an increase from the 114 hospitalisation cases that Kobayashi Pharmaceutical said on Friday were linked to its products containing red yeast rice, or “beni koji”.Advertisement

The government and the company are probing whether the supplements caused the deaths and other health problems, mostly with kidneys. Red yeast rice consists of rice fermented with a mould culture. It has been used in food, alcoholic drinks and folk medicines for centuries around East Asia. Kobayashi Pharmaceutical is a household name in Japan, offering a wide range of health-related products.The company has said it also sold red yeast rice to around 50 other firms in Japan and two in Taiwan.


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