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The Effectivness Of Red Yeast Rice

Ingesting Chinese red yeast rice has shown the possibility of being able to reduce cholesterol levels almost as successfully as statin medications. The benefit of red yeast rice is you get the benefits associated with statin drugs, but then wond have deal with the  without the possible harmful side effects that are common with using [...]

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[24 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
Red Yeast Rice and Grapefruit

For people who are taking red yeast rice and enjoy grapefruit or grapefruit juice they should be very careful. Grapefruit can enhance the effects of statin and can enhance blood concentration of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors by as much as 15 times, and this can drastically increase the risk of side effects and liver damage. Because [...]

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The Use of Red Yeast Rice to Control Cholesterol

Every single year, there are millions of people who die to complications associated with heart disease. Many different factors contribute to this health condition and these often include high cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, genetics and smoking. Individuals who have more than one of these risk factors have a much [...]

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Severe Reactions Related to the Use of Red Yeast Rice

Who Red yeast rice is a supplement that people often use to help reduce their cholesterol levels. The product requires a special type of red yeast (Monascus purpureus) that is fermented over rice. The supplement contains monacolins,especially one known as lovastatin. Lovastatin is a very popular statin drug that is prescribed by doctors to help [...]

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FDA Has Warning About Red Yeast Rice

People who take the red yeast rice supplement should look at warning that was issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The warning states that there are 3 different types of products that consumers should avoid as they contain ingredients that could be harmful to a person’s health. The red yeast rice [...]