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Monacolin K a statin found naturally in read yeast rice (Monascus purpureus)



HMG CoA Reductase inhibitors


Statins, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme reductase (HMGCR) inhibitors, are class of lipid lowering medications with pleiotropic properties due to anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, and anti-oxidative effects. Besides the cardiovascular benefits, there are concerns that statins may lead to hyperglycemia and increase the risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus

Effect of statins on fasting glucose in non-diabetic individuals: nationwide population-based health examination in Korea

Statin Use and Cancer Incidence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Network Meta-Analysis

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