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Ingested hyaluronan moisturizes dry skin

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, July 2014
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78 tweeters
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Ingested hyaluronan moisturizes dry skin
Published in
Nutrition Journal, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-13-70
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Chinatsu Kawada, Takushi Yoshida, Hideto Yoshida, Ryosuke Matsuoka, Wakako Sakamoto, Wataru Odanaka, Toshihide Sato, Takeshi Yamasaki, Tomoyuki Kanemitsu, Yasunobu Masuda, Osamu Urushibata


Hyaluronan (HA) is present in many tissues of the body and is essential to maintain moistness in the skin tissues, which contain approximately half the body's HA mass. Due to its viscosity and moisturizing effect, HA is widely distributed as a medicine, cosmetic, food, and, recently marketed in Japan as a popular dietary supplement to promote skin moisture. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study it was found that ingested HA increased skin moisture and improved treatment outcomes for patients with dry skin. HA is also reported to be absorbed by the body distributed, in part, to the skin. Ingested HA contributes to the increased synthesis of HA and promotes cell proliferation in fibroblasts. These effects show that ingestion of HA moisturizes the skin and is expected to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from dry skin. This review examines the moisturizing effects of dry skin by ingested HA and summarizes the series of mechanisms from absorption to pharmacological action.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 124 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 21%
Student > Master 20 16%
Researcher 17 13%
Other 11 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 6%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 30 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 7%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 38 30%

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