Yeast Meets West: Red Yeast Rice versus Statins. Comparative Research on Chinese Red Yeast Rice versus Statin Therapy for Hyperlipidemia.
Overall goals and objectives:
1. Understand the role of complementary and alternative therapies for reducing cardiovascular risk.
2. Describe recent original research evaluating Chinese red yeast rice and lifestyle modification as an alternative lipid-lowering approach.
3. Learn integrative treatment options for patients who cannot tolerate conventional lipid-lowering therapy such as statin drugs.
4. Understand methodological issues and future directions in the study of integrative approaches to lipid-lowering.
Recommended CitationHalbert, MD, Steven C., "Yeast Meets West: Red Yeast Rice versus Statins. Comparative Research on Chinese Red Yeast Rice versus Statin Therapy for Hyperlipidemia." (2009). Integrative Medicine Lectures, Presentations & Grand Rounds. Presentation 21.