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Mediterranean Diet Reduces LDL Cholesterol Levels in Statin-intolerant Patients with Low Cardiovascular Risk, and Red Yeast Rice Further Improves the Effects

Posted February 24, 2014

In a study involving 171 patients, including 46 type 2 diabetics adhering to a Mediterranean diet (MD) (group 1), 44 type 2 diabetics adhering to a MD plus supplemented with red yeast rice (group 2), 38 dyslipidemic patients adhering to a MD alone (group 3), and 43 dyslipidemic patients adhering to a MD plus RYR (group 4), adherence to a MD alone was found to be effective in reducing LDL-cholesterol in statin-intolerant patients with presumably low cardiovascular risk, and the addition of RYR was found to further improve LDL levels in this population and in type 2 diabetics as well.

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Red yeast rice ‘safely’ reduces cholesterol levels and inflammatory markers: Italian study

Posted August 30, 2013

A daily dose of red yeast rice safely reduces elevated cholesterol levels, decreases a marker of inflammation, and lowers markers of vascular remodeling, says a new study from Italy that further supports the safety and efficacy of the supplement.

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Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol in physicians – a double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial

Posted July 18, 2013

In recent years, red yeast rice (RYR) supplements have been marketed aggressively as a natural way to lower cholesterol; however, the large majority of commercially available products have not been studied according to current research standards.

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This Natural Solution Found to Be as Effective as Statins for Reducing Cholesterol

Posted April 27, 2013

Most people who have heard horror stories of the health havoc caused by the many serious side effects of statins have longed for a totally natural substitute. Scientists have discovered that red yeast rice (RYR) is equally as effective as statins in reducing cholesterol. And what’s more, RYR may also reduce the risk of a broad spectrum of chronic diseases.

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Red Yeast Rice Found to be as Effective as Statins for Reducing Cholesterol

Posted January 13, 2013

Most people who have heard horror stories of the health havoc caused by the many serious side effects of statins have longed for a totally natural substitute. Scientists have discovered that red yeast rice (RYR) is equally as effective as statins in reducing cholesterol. And what’s more, RYR may also reduce the risk of a broad spectrum of chronic diseases.

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The effect of red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) in dyslipidemia and other disorders

Posted December 28, 2012

Red Yeast Rice (RYR) is a traditional Chinese food that is fermented and obtained after red yeast (Monascus purpureus) is grown on rice. RYR contains Monacolin K (Lovastatin) and other active ingredients that are thought to play a role in the management of cholesterol levels. Recently, many clinical trials have focused on the uses of RYR, including for dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, fatigue, and memory.

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Red yeast rice lowers cholesterol, prevents heart disease as effectively as statins

Posted November 9, 2012

Studies show that red yeast rice, a food product that is used to brew rice wine in China, is as effective as statins in lowering cholesterol, which is linked to high risk of heart disease. A recent review published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine has confirmed the efficacy.

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Red Yeast Rice Extract Prevents Deaths from Heart Disease

Posted October 6, 2012

Taking red yeast rice as a dietary supplement may help heart disease patients with dyslipidemia or high cholesterol and blood fat triglycerides, according to a review published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Qinghua Shang of Beijing University in Beijing China and colleagues conducted the review and found evidence to suggest that an extract prepared from red yeast rice can help reduce risk of all case deaths, and death from coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and revascularization.

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Swiss Chard Phytonutrient Power for Diabetic and Bone Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Swiss chard, also known as silverbeet, and sometimes just referred to as spinach, is a powerhouse of phytonutrients, calcium and protein. A tall leafy green vegetable with glossy dark green leaves and thick white stems, Swiss chard can also come in rainbow varieties with purples, yellow and reds in the stalks and leaf veins. The dark green leaves are a rich source of vitamins C, E and K, beta-carotene and other antioxidants as well as the minerals zinc, iron, copper and calcium.

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