Health Benefits and Clinical Impact of Major Nutrient, Red Yeast Rice: A Review

Abstract

Chinese red yeast rice (RYR), a natural food obtained after fermenting rice with Monascus purpureus. RYR contains unsaturated fatty acids, sterols, B-complex vitamins and monacolins with antioxidant properties. Scientific evidences showed that fermented RYR proved to be effective for the management of cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and also for the prevention of cancer. This review article describe about the usage of RYR in human being.

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Kalaivani, M., Sabitha, R., Kalaiselvan, V. et al. Health Benefits and Clinical Impact of Major Nutrient, Red Yeast Rice: A Review. Food Bioprocess Technol 3, 333–339 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11947-009-0197-8

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Keywords

  • Red yeast rice
  • Monascus purpureus
  • Hypolipidemic
  • Osteoporosis
  • HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors