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Chinese Supplement May Cut Heart Risk -- Red Yeast Rice Extract May Hold Heart Benefits

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ABC News Medical Unit

When 61-year-old Mark Aloe learned that he had high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease nearly 20 years ago, he immediately set out on the standard course of treatment for heart patients with high cholesterol: He began taking a prescription statin.

But after a few years of taking statin drugs, Aloe began to realize he either needed to find another treatment option for lowering his cholesterol or he would have to surrender his quality of life to the statin drugs, which were causing him unbearable muscle pain.

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