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basmati rice cholesterol

A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
= lovastatin/Mevacor: Red yeast rice contains a small amount of naturally occuring substance called lovastatin, which is available in prescription Mevacor or generic lovast ... Read More
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Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Red yeast rice, plant sterols, fiber, and fish oil can help with cholesterol. Ldl your bad cholesterol is mostly from animal fat (meat and dairy can ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Source of statins: Lovastatin (mevacor (lovastatin) brand), the 1st statin drug, is derived from red yeast rice(ryr). A dose of ryr has some amts of the statin type dru ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Dependent? no: But it lowers cholesterol so your cholesterol will naturally rise if you stop taking it.
Dr. Joseph Moore
34 years experience Cardiology
Indefinite: Red yeast rice contains a very low dose of the drug, lovastatin. This is a member of the statin family of cholesterol medicines. Studies have been don ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Depends : Some strains make lovastatin, identical to the pharmaceutical. Other strains are worthless. Cholesterol is a serious matter. Good luck and make the ri ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Dean Ornish, MD: The Ornish Diet causes significant lowering of abnormal lipids and causes reduction in plaque by 5 years. It is a 10% diet and has proven better, wit ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
?clear liquids: If your liquids are clear liquids, there's no need to take cholesterol lowering medicine, but if your liquids include milk or cream based soups, you d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
34 years experience Dentistry
Cholesterol problems: Often stem from consumption of fatty foods as opposed to vegetables and grains. Cut the fat first and increase your daily exercise to 20 to 30 minute ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Keskey
45 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Red yeast rice is a statin which is unregulated for potentency and dangerous additives. Dont mix it with a statin.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Aspirin for weight ?: You are at risk for heart disease due to your weight. Yes , Aspirin should be considered for you. White willow bark is the source of aspirin.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
None: It tastes yummy,but has very little nutritional value. White basmati rice is equivalent to anty other white rice
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is possible

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