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Life Sci. 2004 Apr 16;74(22):2675-83.

Red yeast rice: a new hypolipidemic drug.

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School of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Abstract

Red yeast rice is a source of fermented pigment with possible bioactive effect. Evidence shows that fermented red yeast rice lowers cholesterol levels moderately compared to other statin drugs, but with the added advantage of underscores its potential as a new alternative to lipid level control. It is concluded from the present evidence that other types of pigmented rice possess opportunities for development as new functional foods.

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