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July 1997 Issue

Cholestin: Ancient Remedy for a New-Age Problem?

Full-page ads in popular magazines the benefits of a new "drug-high blood cholesterol called Cholestin. Research suggests it may actually do what the ads say—reduce blood cholesterol levels by an average of 25 to 40 points in just eight weeks' time. But it's not for everyone. Based on a traditional Chinese remedy, Cholestin is made from rice fermented with a red yeast. Its cholesterol-lowering effect is thought to come primarily from naturally-occurring cholesterol-lowering

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