According to a recent study, the use of red rice combined with fish oil helps to reduce cholesterol levels, since these products contain high concentrations of statins.
However, study author and cardiologist Dr. David J. medicine. Pensivalnskogo Becker of the University emphasizes that such a diet will not work for everyone.
«Statins were and still are the best remedy for people with high cholesterol, especially for those who suffer from coronary heart disease", - says Becker.
In Becker's study involved 74 people with high blood cholesterol.Half of the subjects taking statins in the form of various lipid-lowering drugs, and the other received the diet (once daily), a portion (3.6 g), red rice and fish oil capsules (three capsules twice a day).The experiment lasted a total of 12 weeks.
It turned out that by the end of the study of cholesterol levels decreased in both groups.Moreover, in the group treated with sta
«The results of this study are not surprising, - says Robert Eckel, PhD, former president of the American Heart Association and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado.- Red rice produces the same effect as statins.Fish oil does not affect the level of bad cholesterol. "
American physicians are advised to consume no more than 2.4 g of red rice a day, which is less than the participants in the experiment were prepared.Ingestion of large amounts increases the risk of side effects such as atrophy of muscle and liver damage.The red rice can not be used together with a statin in the preparations as this combination greatly increases the likelihood of side effects.
Data from Penn scientists are being questioned by Russian specialists.Thus, the expert VitaPortal.ru PhD nutritionist Natalia Topilskaya commented: "This information looks ambiguous.For example, fish oil there is nothing like statins, lipid lowering effect when reception is achieved due to the optimum ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs.For rice, indeed, a substance capable of lowering cholesterol in it, but their number is not large.And these components are called statins are not completely correct. "
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