Red yeast rice is a natural product of yeast grown on white rice. Its preparations have been extensively studied and shown to improve lipid profiles and to reduce cardiovascular risks to some extent. The major active ingredient, monacolin K, is chemically identical to lovastatin. The term 'natural statin' was therefore used to describe it.
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