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Michael Drew
04-17-2009, 07:00 AM
fish-oil-red-yeast-rice-cut-cholesterol (http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20080723/fish-oil-red-yeast-rice-cut-cholesterol)

Some research I was looking for. Does anyone have much experience with Red Yeast Rice? I've got pretty high cholesterol and I am supposed to be going in to get reevaluated in July. In addition to diet, exercise, some weight loss I'd like to start these supplements to see their effect.

Darryl Shaw
04-18-2009, 05:38 AM
I don't know anything about red rice supplements but I do know that there's a considerable body of evidence suggesting that oats and buckwheat can lower cholesterol levels.

Oats and buckwheat intakes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in an ethnic minority of China. (http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/61/2/366)

Consumption of Buckwheat Protein Lowers Plasma Cholesterol and Raises Fecal Neutral Sterols in Cholesterol-Fed Rats Because of Its Low Digestibility. (http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/127/7/1395)

Whole-Grain Oats Cut Cholesterol. (http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20070418/whole-grain-oats-cut-cholesterol)