Ask the doctor: Is red yeast rice good for lowering cholesterol?
Ask the doctor
Is red yeast rice good for lowering cholesterol?
Q. I saw a newspaper column that said red yeast rice is a safer, more effective way to treat high cholesterol than statin drugs. Is that true?
A. Is red yeast rice safer than statins? Probably not. More effective? Almost certainly not. Would I recommend it or take it myself? Absolutely not.