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History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Doc stopped zetia (ezetimibe)? And prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: My opinion
There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use.
The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, i wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group).

In brief: My opinion
There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use.
The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, i wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group).
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Skip it.
You are 95 years old? Do not take anything for your cholesterol.
You have "stood the test of time." if your cholesterol was going to kill you it would have done in years ago! red rice yeast is a waste of money. Fermented red rice yeast lowers cholesterol like a statin, but you cannot buy it in the U.S.A. Spend your money on something else and celebrate being sharp and 95 !

In brief: Skip it.
You are 95 years old? Do not take anything for your cholesterol.
You have "stood the test of time." if your cholesterol was going to kill you it would have done in years ago! red rice yeast is a waste of money. Fermented red rice yeast lowers cholesterol like a statin, but you cannot buy it in the U.S.A. Spend your money on something else and celebrate being sharp and 95 !
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