Date of Award


Degree Type

Open Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Toni Barnett

Second Advisor

Kim Hudson-Gallogly

Third Advisor

Myra Clark


Statins are the first line treatment for hyperlipidemia. However, some patients do not tolerate statins. For these patients, alternative treatments such as red yeast rice may be considered. The purpose of this literature review is to compare the lipid lowering capability of red yeast rice to statins.


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