Another study demonstrates the efficacy of Chinese Red Yeast Rice in lowering cholesterol safely. The study involved giving people with high cholesterol 600mg of red yeast rice twice daily for 8 weeks. All cholesterol values improved dramatically.
Red Yeast Rice is an extremely safe product (read more about it here) from which the statin drugs were derived. While statin drugs are riddled with side effects, side effects are extremely rare with red yeast rice. Read this article on red yeast rice, then read my cholesterol article here...and don't forget your fish oil!
Read the study here.