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Red yeast rice is a substance that results from fermenting red yeast over rice. Specifically, the kind of yeast used is called Monascus purpureus yeast. Red yeast rice is predominantly used in China. More »

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Possible side effects of red yeast rice include headaches, heartburn, upset stomach, elevation of liver and muscle enzymes, and muscle and liver problems, according to WebMD. Some types of red yeast rice may contain high... More »

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A part of traditional Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used as a health supplement. It contains monacolins, which are naturally occurring substances believed to limit the body’s production of cholesterol. It is also t... More »

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People can be allergic to red yeast rice if it is inhaled, notes WebMD. Its safety if taken by mouth is uncertain, and it is advised that pregnant and lactating women should not consume it. More »

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Some studies have shown that red yeast rice reduces cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol; however, these studies did not last long enough to determine the long-term results of using red yeast rice, according ... More »

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To prepare red yeast rice, rinse 1 cup of rice, and then boil it in 2 cups of water for about 25 minutes. You can cook and eat red yeast rice in the same fashion as white rice. More »

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A part of traditional Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used as a health supplement. It contains monacolins, which are naturally occurring substances believed to limit the body’s production of cholesterol. It is also t... More »

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