The RiceX Company (OTC:RICX) announced today that it has been issued US Patent No. 6,126,943. The title of the patent is, METHOD FOR TREATING HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA, HYPERLIPIDEMIA, AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS. The patent contains 26 claims describing the treatment method for reducing mammalian serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, apolipoprotein B and triglyceride levels, by ingesting stabilized rice bran derivatives named RiceX Solubles and RiceX Fiber Concentrate.