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Research Overview


During the past 18 years we have conducted several clinical studies that validate the Healthy Change of Heart Program.  These trials have involved participants in the program, and have shown large decreases in cholesterol, weight, and several other important factors crucial to helping you make a lifestyle change.  The studies have involved demonstrating the effectiveness of cholesterol lowering supplements (such as red yeast rice and fish oil) in helping to lower cholesterol.

These studies have been published in major, peer reviewed journals and have received world-wide attention.

New publication!  July 2013!

Phytosterols, red yeast rice, and lifestyle changes instead of statins: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial
David J. Becker, MD, Benjamin French, PhD, Patti B. Morris, RD, Erin Silvent, BA, and Ram Y. Gordon, MD

Visit our archive of publications:

Marked Variability of Monacolin Levels in Commercial Red Yeast Rice Products Buyer Beware!
Ram Y. Gordon, MD, Tod Cooperman, MD, William Obermeyer, PhD, David J. Becker, MD

Red Yeast Rice for Dyslipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients – A Randomized Trial
David J. Becker, MD, Ram Y. Gordon, MD, Steven C. Halbert, MD, Benjamin French, PhD, Patti B. Morris, RD, and Daniel J. Rader, MD

Tolerability of Red Yeast Rice (2,400 mg Twice Daily) Versus Pravastatin (20 mg Twice Daily) in Patients With Previous Statin Intolerance
Steven C. Halbert, MD, Benjamin French, PhD, Ram Y. Gordon, MD, John T. Farrar, MD, Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, Patti B. Morris, RD, Paul D. Thompson, MD, Daniel J. Rader, MD, and David J. Becker, MD

The Role of Red Yeast Rice for the Physician
David J. Becker, MD; Ram Y. Gordon, MD

Simvastatin vs Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes and Supplements: Randomized Primary Prevention Trial
David J. Becker, MD, Ram Y. Gordon, MD, Patti B. Morris, RD, Jacqueline Yorko, M.Ed, Y. Jerold Gordon, MD, Mingyao Li, PhD, and Nayyar Iqbal, MD, MSCE


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