Over 300 studies on KAATSU® and BFR have been published since 1996.


Muscle Development
Physical Therapy
  • Abe T, Ozaki H, Sugaya M, et al. ICSES. 2009;336-341
  • Hughes L, Paton B, Rosenblatt B, et al. Br J Sports Med. 2017;51(13):1003-1011
  • Nakajima T, Yasuda T, Koide S, et al. Heart Vessels. 2016;(10):1685-95
  • Fujita S, Abe T, Drummond MJ, et al. J Appl Physiol. 2016;(10):1685-95
  • Natsume T, Yoshihara T, Naito H. Heart Vessels. 2019;44(6):637-644
Sleep / Jet Lag
  • Kraemer WJ, Hooper DR, Kupchak BR, et al. J Appl Physiol. 2016;121(2):438-48
Brain Trauma
  • Johnson AW, DeVries TD, Kirwan B, et al. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017;49(5S):694-695
  • Ivkovic V, Zhang Q, Baggish A, et al. Testing Mechanical Countermeasures to Cephalad Fluid Shifts. Massachusetts General Hosp, Harvard School of Medicine and NASA. 2016
Orthopedic Diseases
  • Steensberg A, Febbraio MA, Osada T, et al. J Physiol. 2001;537(2):633-639
  • Takarada Y, Nakamura Y, Aruga S, et al. J Appl Physiol. 2000;88:61-65


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