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Blood pressure-lowering effect of Shinrin-yoku (Forest bathing): a systematic review and meta-analysis

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:409

Received: 9 December 2016

Accepted: 7 August 2017

Published: 16 August 2017

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Original Submission
9 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yoshifumi Miyazaki
23 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jidong Sung
10 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Yuki Ideno
Resubmission - Version 2
10 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
7 Aug 2017 Editorially accepted
16 Aug 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12906-017-1912-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Gunma University Initiative for Advanced Research, Maebashi City, Japan
Graduate School of Health Science, Gunma University, Maebashi City, Japan
Tochigi Prefectural Western District Health and Welfare Services Center, Tochigi, Japan
Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto, Japan
Public Health, Department of Social and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan
School of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Professor Emeritus, Gunma University and NPO International Eco-Health Research Group, Maebashi City, Japan