I recently wrote about Red Yeast Rice as an alternative to statins and the fact that it actually IS a statin since they contain the same active ingredients. You just don't know how much you're getting in an over-the-counter (OTC) product.
In today's Boston Globe, there is a new article, Cholesterol Condundrum, discussing statins, red yeast rice, and some new studies of both. They also discuss the fact that people don't tend to consistently take prescribed statins for a variety of reasons.
Doris J. Dickson