Statin drugs are among the most prescribed drugs in the world to treat elevated blood lipid levels, such as elevated cholesterol. But statin drugs can produce a number of side effects, including excessive muscle breakdown in those who exercise. Red Yeast rice is proposed as a nutritional alternative to statin drugs. But does it work and are there also side effects associated with its use? For the most in-depth information anywhere about nutrition, exercise science, hormonal therapy, supplements, fat-loss techniques that work, anti-aging research, women’s health and much more, subscribe today to Jerry Brainum’s Applied Metabolics Newsletter (www.appliedmetabolics.com).