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The use of statin drugs (for cholesterol-lowering) can slightly raise blood sugar levels and slightly increase the risk of diabetes. Although these effects are theoretically possible with red yeast rice (because it naturally contains statin compounds), such effects have not been demonstrated. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Red Yeast Rice Review. Also see our Top Pick for red yeast rice.

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Judith17780
April 24, 2019

I have found the top recommended Red Yeast Rice brand (by Consumer Labs) to be the least expensive on the market as well as the most effective. My cholesterol has come down from 230 to 185 and remains there. Just recently read in Consumer Labs about taking Red Yeast Rice at night, so have started taking the second two tablets of the supplement before going to sleep.
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April 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, Judith. We are glad you are enjoying ConsumerLab!

Phyllis17779
April 24, 2019

Why take red yeast rice when cholestoff plus seems more effective?-

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April 24, 2019

As discussed in our Cholesterol-Lowerers Review, sterol/stanol products, like the one you mention, can certainly lower LDL, although not as much as red yeast rice. Details are found in the Review, including our tests and comparisons of products, at https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/Cholesterol-Lowering_Supplements_Review_Sterols_Policosanol/cholesterol/

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April 24, 2019

As discussed in our Cholesterol-Lowerers Review, sterol/stanol products, like the one you mention, can certainly lower LDL, although not as much as red yeast rice. Details are found in the Review, including our tests and comparisons of products, at https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/Cholesterol-Lowering_Supplements_Review_Sterols_Policosanol/cholesterol/

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