Lipid-lowering efficacy of red yeast rice in a population intolerant to statins.

@article{Venero2010LipidloweringEO,
  title={Lipid-lowering efficacy of red yeast rice in a population intolerant to statins.},
  author={Carmelo V Venero and Jose V. Venero and Dale C. Wortham and Paul Daniel Thompson},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={664-6}
}
Chinese red yeast rice is a dietary supplement containing monacolins, unsaturated fatty acids, and phytosterols capable of lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Few studies have reported on its use in clinical practice or in statin-intolerant patients. We reviewed approximately 1,400 clinical charts and identified 25 patients treated with red yeast rice for > or =4 weeks. The patients were included if they had pre- and post-treatment lipid levels without simultaneous changes in… CONTINUE READING