Variability in strength of red yeast rice supplements purchased from mainstream retailers

@article{Cohen2017VariabilityIS,
  title={Variability in strength of red yeast rice supplements purchased from mainstream retailers},
  author={Pieter A. Cohen and B. Avula and I. Khan},
  journal={European Journal of Preventive Cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={1431 - 1434}
}
  • Pieter A. Cohen, B. Avula, I. Khan
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
  • The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced manufacturing standards for dietary supplements, including red yeast rice, to assure their identity, purity, strength, and composition. One supplement commonly used to self-treat high cholesterol, red yeast rice, may contain monacolin K, an ingredient identical to prescription lovastatin. We examined whether FDA’s manufacturing standards led to standard concentrations of the statin monacolin K in red yeast rice supplements. We… CONTINUE READING
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