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Red Yeast Rice Lowers Cholesterol: Study Backs Up Centuries of Traditional Use

6/30/2009 - Research just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes a nonprescription, natural supplement -- red yeast rice -- has significant cholesterol-lowering effects. However, one important part of this story is that this isn't really a new discovery at all. Red yeast rice, a bright reddish purple...

Study Shows Red Yeast Rice and Fish Oil Reduce Cholesterol

11/17/2008 - A combination of fish oil, red yeast rice and lifestyle changes can produce as great a decrease in cholesterol levels as prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System and published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "These results...

Study Finds Chinese Red Yeast Rice Good for Your Heart

8/21/2008 - A clinical study on patients who have suffered a heart attack found that a partially purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%; revascularization (bypass surgery/angioplasty), cardiovascular mortality, and total mortality by one-third;...

FDA Moves to Shut Down Red Yeast Rice Distributors Online

9/20/2007 - On August 9th the FDA issued a warning to the public against buying or consuming three red yeast rice products sold on the internet. The FDA stated as their primary reasons for this action; "The products may contain an unauthorized drug that could be harmful to health. The products are promoted...

Red yeast rice clinically shown to reduce cholesterol levels just as well as statin drugs

12/12/2006 - Eating Chinese red yeast rice (RYR) may lower cholesterol levels as effectively as statin drugs, but without the negative side effects often associated with long-term statin use, according to new Chinese and Norwegian research. Researchers from the University of Tromso in Norway, Shanghai University...

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