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    What are the side effects of taking red yeast?

Are there the same side effects for taking red yeast rice for cholesterol . I would rather take a natural drug than Simvastin.
Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Drugs for cholesterol reduction are controversial and care should be taken to alter food habits.life style changes are much more effective.
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