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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609929/red-yeast-rice-ryr-supplementation-in-patients-treated-with-second-generation-antipsychotics
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Antonio Bruno, Gianluca Pandolfo, Manuela Crucitti, Giulia Maria Troili, Edoardo Spina, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello
OBJECTIVE: Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have a negative impact on metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk factors for their effects on body weight and on metabolic parameters. Statins are widely used in the treatment of dyslipidemia; less is known on the ability of statins to treat SGAs-induced dyslipidemia, and nutraceutical approaches may represent promising strategies in SGAs-treated patients. Red Yeast Rice (RYR), the fermented product of the Aspergillaceae mold Monascus purpureus (red yeast) grown on white rice, has been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect which can be ascribed to monacolin K, although other active compounds may play a role management of hyperlipidemia...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600651/-trace-phenolic-compounds-from-red-yeast-rice
#2
Yu-Bin Ji, Fei Xu, Bing-Yu Liu, Qian Wei, Yong-Zhi Guo, Yu Dong, Ying Sun, You-Cai Hu
Trace chemical constituents from the ethyl acetate extract of Red Yeast Rice were investigated. Four phenolic compounds were isolated by various column chromatographies, and their structures were identified on the basis of spectroscopic analysis including UV, MS, IR and NMR. The four compounds were identified as 2-methyl-5-(2'R-methyl-4'-hydroxy-butyl)-cinnamic acid(1), 5-(2'-hydroxy-6'-methyl phenyl)-3-methylfuran-2-carboxylic acid(2), daidzein(3), and genistein(4). Compound 1 was new and 2 was firstly discovered from the genus Monascus, while 3-4 were obtained from Red Yeast Rice for the first time...
February 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582393/adverse-events-to-food-supplements-containing-red-yeast-rice-comparative-analysis-of-faers-and-caers-reporting-systems
#3
Emanuel Raschi, Anna Girardi, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Emanuele Forcesi, Francesca Menniti-Ippolito, Gabriela Mazzanti, Fabrizio De Ponti
INTRODUCTION: Food supplements containing red yeast rice (RYR) are proposed as an alternative in statin-intolerant patients, although they actually contain natural statin(s) and their safety in clinical practice is still incompletely characterized. We described and compared adverse events (AEs) associated with RYR products submitted to reporting systems maintained by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with a focus on liver and muscular events. METHODS: We extracted RYR-related AEs from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) [first quarter (Q1)-2004 to Q2-2016], a drug-based archive, and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Adverse Event Reporting System (CAERS) (Q1-2004 to Q1-2017)...
March 26, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531380/-nutraceuticals-a-useful-tool-for-cardiologists-to-improve-lipid-profile
#4
Elisa Covolo, Claudio Bilato
Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treatment strategies include both lifestyle modification and pharmacological therapy. Statins are among the most effective agents to achieve optimal LDL-cholesterol levels, but, not infrequently, patients suffer from myalgia or other side effects. The proven or perceived intolerance to statins requires, therefore, alternative lipid-lowering strategies. In recent years, nutraceuticals have become extensively accepted, and a growing number of molecules with hypothetical cholesterol-lowering activity have been proposed, sometimes with no scientific evidence and/or no methodological accuracy, based only on the belief that these agents are "natural" and do not show side effects...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509070/direct-bioconversion-of-rice-residue-from-canteen-waste-into-lipids-by-new-amylolytic-oleaginous-yeast-sporidiobolus-pararoseus-kx709872
#5
Thanongsak Chaiyaso, Wimada Srisuwan, Charin Techapun, Masanori Watanabe, Shinji Takenaka
The new amylolytic oleaginous red yeast, Sporidiobolus pararoseus KX709872, produced both α-amylase (540 ± 0.09 mU/mL) and amyloglucosidase (23 ± 0.00 mU/mL) and showed good ability to directly convert rice residue from canteen waste to biomass and lipids. Effects of medium composition and cultivation conditions on growth and lipid accumulation for strain KX709872 were investigated under shaking-flask and up-scaling levels. At C:N ratio of 25:1, pH 5.45, 22.36°C, and 199.40 rpm for 7 days, volumetric production of biomass and lipids, lipid content, and lipid productivity reached 17...
March 6, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493648/-red-yeast-rice-monacolin-k-and-pleiotropic-effects
#6
Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero
The extracts of red yeast rice represent a nutraceutical with proven cholesterol lowering effect. Its efficacy is proportional to the concentration on monacolin K in the extract that could reach the amount of 10 mg per daily dose. The daily assumption of monacolin K could then reduce LDL-cholesterol plasma levels by 15-25% in 6-8 weeks. The LDL-cholesterol reduction is associated with a proportional reduction in total cholesterolemia, non-HDL cholesterolemia, plasma apolipoprotein B, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9...
February 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365452/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-nutraceutical-with-probiotic-and-red-yeast-rice-extract-in-patients-with-moderate-hypercholesterolemia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#7
Chiara Macchi, Margherita Botta, Raffaella Bosisio, Chiara Pavanello, Chiara Maria Toldo, Giuliana Mombelli, Laura Calabresi, Massimiliano Ruscica, Paolo Magni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350661/retrospective-analysis-of-the-effects-of-a-highly-standardized-mixture-of-berberis-aristata-silybum-marianum-and-monacolins-k-and-ka-in-diabetic-patients-with-dyslipidemia
#8
Francesco Di Pierro, Pietro Putignano, Nicola Villanova
BACKGROUND: Berberine, an alkaloid with both glucose- and cholesterol-lowering action, is also characterized by an anti-diarrheal effect. Consequently, berberine-based therapies are recommended for diabetic patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or gut discomfort caused by metformin. AIM: As the anti-glycemic and cholesterol-lowering action of berberine is improved by co-administration with P-glycoprotein inhibitors and naturally derived statins, we have analyzed the effect of the food supplement Berberol®K (hereafter referred to as BSM) containing, berberine, silymarin, and a highly standardized red yeast rice containing monacolins K and KA in the ratio 1:1 but no secondary monacolins, dehydromonacolins, or citrinin (Monakopure™-K20)...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290214/dietary-management-of-dyslipidaemias-is-there-any-evidence-for-cardiovascular-benefit
#9
REVIEW
Panagiotis Anagnostis, Stavroula A Paschou, Dimitrios G Goulis, Vasilios G Athyros, Asterios Karagiannis
Specific dietary strategies are the mainstay of management in most cases of dyslipidaemia, prior to or simultaneously with the initiation of a lipid-lowering agent. The exact approach differs according to the type of dyslipidaemia. In particular, a reduction in carbohydrates (mainly foods with a high glycaemic index) and their substitution with mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids is the main strategy in patients with high levels of triglycerides (Tg) and/or low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c)...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239815/provider-recommendations-for-patient-reported-muscle-symptoms-on-statin-therapy-insights-from-the-understanding-statin-use-in-america-and-gaps-in-patient-education-survey
#10
Terry A Jacobson, Abdullah Khan, Kevin C Maki, Eliot A Brinton, Jerome D Cohen
BACKGROUND: Statin-associated muscle symptoms are reported by 10% to 29% of patients in clinical practice and are a major determinant of statin nonadherence, discontinuation, and switching. Little is known about what advice patients receive from their providers when dealing with these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess patient's reports of provider advice when experiencing new or worsened muscle symptoms while taking a statin. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Understanding Statin Use in America and Gaps in Education survey, a self-administered internet-based survey of 10,138 adults with a reported history of high cholesterol and statin use...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203960/monascus-purpureus-induced-apoptosis-on-gastric-cancer-cell-by-scavenging-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species
#11
Hiromi Kurokawa, Hiromu Ito, Hirofumi Matsui
Monascus purpureus is a red dye derived from yeast rice and has been used as color additives for food in East Asia. Monascus purpureus consists of several bioactive components. Some of these components work as a radical scavenger, thus monascus purpureus would also eliminate reactive oxygen species. Cancer cells maintain the high level of reactive oxygen species than normal cell and are death by imbalance in pro-oxidant/antioxidant homeostasis. In this study, we investigated whether monascus purpureus induced cancer specific cell death by scavenging reactive oxygen species...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190732/xuezhikang-an-extract-from-red-yeast-rice-attenuates-vulnerable-plaque-progression-by-suppressing-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-apoptosis-and-inflammation
#12
Linghong Shen, Zhe Sun, Shichun Chu, Zhaohua Cai, Peng Nie, Caizhe Wu, Ruosen Yuan, Liuhua Hu, Ben He
Xuezhikang (XZK), an extract of red yeast rice, is a traditional Chinese medicine widely used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in China and other countries. However, whether XZK treatment can improve atherosclerotic plaque stability is not fully understood. Based on our previously developed mouse model of spontaneous vulnerable plaque formation and rupture in carotid arteries in ApoE-/- mice. We showed that low-dose (600 mg/kg/d) XZK improved plaque stability without decreasing plaque area, whereas high-dose (1200 mg/kg/d) XZK dramatically inhibited vulnerable plaque progression accompanied by decreased plaque area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154060/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-combination-of-red-yeast-rice-and-olive-extract-in-hypercholesterolemic-patients-with-and-without-statin-associated-myalgia
#13
Christian Tshongo Muhindo, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau, Yvan Dierckxsens, Michel P Hermans
Cholesfytol®, a lipid-lowering dietary supplement with antioxidant and anti-atherosclerotic properties, combines red yeast rice (RYR) and olive extract (5mg hydroxytyrosol equivalent) and represents an alternative for patients who do not wish or are unable to use chemical statins, including individuals with previous statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS). A 2-months observational non-randomized study was performed to evaluate the efficacy, tolerance and safety of Cholesfytol® (1 tablet/day) in 642 hypercholesterolemic patients (mean age: 59 yrs; total cholesterol (TC) ≥200; LDL-C ≥140mg/dl)...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021813/effect-of-a-short-term-dietary-supplementation-with-phytosterols-red-yeast-rice-or-both-on-lipid-pattern-in-moderately-hypercholesterolemic-subjects-a-three-arm-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#14
Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Martina Rosticci, Angelo Parini, Marina Giovannini, Maddalena Veronesi, Sergio D'Addato, Claudio Borghi
BACKGROUND: Phytosterols and red yeast rice are largely studied cholesterol-lowering nutraceuticals, respectively inhibiting the bowel absorption and liver synthesis of cholesterol. Our aim was to test the effect on lipid profile of phytosterols, red yeast rice and their association. METHODS: We performed a three parallel arms, double blind, clinical trial randomizing 90 moderately hypercholesterolemic subjects to treatment with phytosterols 800 mg (group 1), red yeast rice standardized to contain 5 mg monacolins from Monascus purpureus (group 2), or both combined nutraceuticals (group 3)...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944737/alginate-gelatin-formulation-to-modify-lovastatin-release-profile-from-red-yeast-rice-for-hypercholesterolemia-therapy
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Gemma Leone, Marco Consumi, Simone Pepi, Stefania Lamponi, Claudia Bonechi, Gabriella Tamasi, Alessandro Donati, Claudio Rossi, Agnese Magnani
AIM: The preparation of a delivery system able to guarantee a delayed release of lovastatin from red yeast rice (RYR) is mandatory to counteract cholesterol biosynthesis effectively. MATERIALS & METHODS: Polymeric formulations were prepared mixing alginate and gelatin, in different ratios, with RYR. The effect of different composition on stiffness, viscosity, swelling behavior and mesostructure of matrices was analyzed. RESULTS: Formulations obtained combining polymers in comparable amount (i...
October 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934253/xuezhikang-contributes-to-greater-triglyceride-reduction-than-simvastatin-in-hypertriglyceridemia-rats-by-up-regulating-apolipoprotein-a5-via-the-ppar%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#16
Shui-Ping Zhao, Rong Li, Wen Dai, Bi-Lian Yu, Lu-Zhu Chen, Xian-Sheng Huang
Xuezhikang (XZK), an extract of Chinese red yeast rice, is recommended as an optimal choice for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) with markedly elevated triglyceride (TG) levels. This study was designed to compare the hypotriglyceridemic effects between XZK and simvastatin. The role of apolipoprotein A5 (apoA5), a key regulator of TG metabolism and a target gene of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), was to be identified in XZK-related hypotriglyceridemic actions. For these goals, hypertriglyceridemia of rats was induced by a high-fructose diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861889/red-yeast-rice-prevents-atherosclerosis-through-regulating-inflammatory-signaling-pathways
#17
Min Wu, Wen-Gao Zhang, Long-Tao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of red yeast rice (RYR) on blood lipid levels, aortic atherosclerosis (AS), and plaque stability in apolipoprotein E gene knockout (ApoE-/-) mice. METHODS: Twenty-four ApoE-/- mice were fed with a high-fat diet starting from 6 weeks of age. Mice were randomized into three groups (n = 8 in each group): model group (ApoE-/- group), RYR group (ApoE-/- + RYR group), and simvastatin group (ApoE-/- + simvastatin group). Eight 6-week-old C57BL/6 mice were assigned as the control group and fed with a basic diet...
September 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858885/recent-perspectives-on-the-role-of-nutraceuticals-as-cholesterol-lowering-agents
#18
Natalie Ward, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Maciej Banach, Gerald Watts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Reduction in circulating cholesterol is an important step in lowering cardiovascular risk. Although statins are the most frequently prescribed cholesterol-lowering medication, there remains a significant portion of patients who require alternative treatment options. Nutraceuticals are increasingly popular as cholesterol-lowering agents. Despite the lack of long-term trials evaluating their use on cardiovascular endpoints and mortality, several studies have demonstrated their potential cholesterol-lowering effects...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781026/comparison-of-low-dose-statin-versus-low-dose-statin%C3%A2-%C3%A2-armolipid-plus-in-high-intensity-statin-intolerant-patients-with-a-previous-coronary-event-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-adherence-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Giuseppe Marazzi, Giuseppe Campolongo, Francesco Pelliccia, Silvia Quattrino, Cristiana Vitale, Luca Cacciotti, Rosalba Massaro, Maurizio Volterrani, Giuseppe Rosano
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction is associated with a significant decrease in mortality, and statins represent the most effective drugs to achieve this. However, side effects of statins are very common and may lead to treatment discontinuation. Nutraceuticals are a combination of natural components that have shown efficacy in lowering LDL-C concentration when used alone or in association with other agents in patients who are intolerant to high-dose statins. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of low-dose statin (LDS) therapy versus combined therapy of LDS plus a nutraceutical combination containing red yeast rice, policosanol, berberine, folic acid, coenzyme Q10 and astaxanthin (Armolipid Plus) in high-risk patients...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749884/original-research-the-effects-of-red-yeast-rice-supplementation-on-cholesterol-levels-in-adults
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REVIEW
Diane Peng, Amy Fong, Amanda van Pelt
: Purpose: Red yeast rice (RYR) supplementation has become a popular alternative to statin therapy in treating hypercholesterolemia. This state-of-the-science review seeks to explore the most recent evidence on the effectiveness and safety of RYR supplementation in treating dyslipidemic adults. METHODS: This review extends the time frame of a meta-analysis performed by Li and colleagues in 2014; specifically, we looked at the literature published between September 2013 and April 2016...
August 2017: American Journal of Nursing
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