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  • Red yeast rice at 0.4% of diet, equal to 2 grams per day, reduces weight gain in rats by 21.5%

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    Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:15 am Email this article

    Red mold rice, usually referred to as "red yeast rice", given at a dose of 0.4 percent of diet -- the equivalent of 2 grams (2000 mg) given to someone who is 143 pounds, or 2.8 grams (2800 mg) for someone who is 200 pounds -- reduced weight gain by 21.5 percent in growing rats fed a high-fat diet according to a study from researchers at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Two grams per day (2000 mg) is "the usual recommended daily dietary dose" according to the paper.

    More On The Study Here

    More on this study here

    More details of this study are posted here.


    Chen W, Ho B, Lee CL, Lee CH, Pan TM. Red mold rice prevents the development of obesity, dyslipidemia and hyperinsulinemia induced by high-fat diet. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Nov, 1694-704.


    Professor T-M Pan
    Institute of Microbiology and Biochemistry
    College of Life Science
    National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4
    Roosevelt Road
    Taipei 10617 Taiwan
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