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Can berberine increase the effectiveness of statins?

Leopold D. Galland, MD
Internal Medicine
Berberine is a component of several herbs, of which goldenseal is the best known. At a dose of about 800 milligrams a day it can increase the removal of cholesterol from the blood, enhancing the effect of statins. Berberine may also reduce blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.

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