Statins may be “mitochondrial toxins”, says a new review that finds that the pharmaceuticals may not only deplete CoQ10 levels but also inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2. The result could be negative effects on the heart and blood vessels.
The French food safety agency (ANSES) has called for input into the safety of red yeast rice – commonly used in food supplements with EFSA-backed cholesterol management health claims – after it was made aware of 25 adverse events.
Commercially available formulations of red yeast rice are extremely variable in the concentration of active ingredients they contain, according to a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Large sections of the pediatric community, not to mention sporting
clubs and the dietary supplements and functional foods industries,
have expressed concern at an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
statement calling for obese children...
A US product survey has found that four out of ten red yeast rice
supplements were contaminated with a fungal substance called
citrinin that has been linked with kidney problems in animal and
Research published earlier this month in The Lancet
continues to promote anger among vitamin supporters. The latest
voice added to the debate is that of Dr Matthias Rath, renowned
vitamin supporter, who claims that the original study...
Advicor, the cholesterol control product from Kos Pharmaceuticals,
has been found to be highly effective in controlling the full range
of lipids when compared to two other leading statin products,
according to a new study presented...
Heart disease patients who stop using cholesterol-lowering drugs
while they are hospitalised for chest pain are trebling their risk
of death or heart attack, according to research in the rapid access
publication of Circulation: Journal...