This paper describes a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention study conducted by researchers from the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany to evaluate the effects of a low moncacolin K dose and folic acid on plasma lipids and homocysteine levels, respectively. The results of their analyses were published in the journal Nutrition Research.
Hypercholesterolemia and elevated homocysteine concentrations are associated with cardiovascular risk.
Heinz T, Schuchardt JP, Möller K, Hadji P, Hahn A. LOW DAILY DOSE OF 3 MG MONACOLIN K FROM RYR REDUCES THE CONCENTRATION OF LDL-C IN A RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED INTERVENTION. Nutrition Research. October 2016;36(10):1162–1170. DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2016.07.005