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How can coenzyme Q10 help with cholesterol or triglycerides?

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The powerful antioxidant coenzyme Q10 can lower bad LDL cholesterol's ability to stick to the blood vessels of mice. However, scientists say that more research is needed to confirm whether it can work in humans.

So, what about it does work? If you’re taking a statin to lower your cholesterol and having muscle pain as a side effect, there is some proof that coenzyme Q10 can help ease it.

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NIH News: “NIH Stops Clinical Trial on Combination Cholesterol Treatment.”

Ponda, M. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, published online Sept. 4, 2012.

USC Norris Cancer Hospital: “Natural and Alternative Treatment Study Report: Policosanol for High Cholesterol? Maybe Not.”  

American Heart Association: “Drug Therapy for Cholesterol.”

National Institutes of Health: “National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) - Final Report.”

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 3, 2019

SOURCES:

Anderson J. , June 200. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Permanente Medical Group: "Psyllium: Lower Your Cholesterol."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “High Cholesterol: Eating Fish and Fish Oil.”

He, J. publishedonline July 18, 2011. Circulation,

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Garlic.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Omega-3 Fatty Acids,” Coenzyme-Q10,” “Red Yeast Rice.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Know About Niacin.”

NIH News: “NIH Stops Clinical Trial on Combination Cholesterol Treatment.”

Ponda, M. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, published online Sept. 4, 2012.

USC Norris Cancer Hospital: “Natural and Alternative Treatment Study Report: Policosanol for High Cholesterol? Maybe Not.”  

American Heart Association: “Drug Therapy for Cholesterol.”

National Institutes of Health: “National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) - Final Report.”

The Lancet: “FDA Bans Red Yeast Rice Product.”

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion: “Executive Summary - Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.”

Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute -- Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health: “Coenzyme Q10.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 3, 2019

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