Table 5     
Types of Health Preservation Effects of FOSHU-Approved Products

Health Preservation EffectsNumber of Approved ProductsSales (million US$)%
Digestive effect (by lactic acid bacteria)877174.4
Digestive effect (by dietary fiber)24949.1
Digestive effect (by oligosaccharide)40827.9
Blood pressure control4111.0
Mineral supplementation8737.0
Cholesterol control120.30.1
Blood-sugar-content control450.5
Source: Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association, Press Release (Jan. 26, 1998).