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cgdzExternal User
Does CoQ10 help cholesterol
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Hello, thank you for your question.  You should talk to your health care provider about this.  Using this Coenzyme Q10 is not the standard of care in treating cholesterol.  Statin medications are really the gold standard of therapy.  It has been used to prevent some side effects of statins, given along with them.  There is some inconsistent information on that.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/expert-answers/coenzyme-q10/faq-20058176  and an overview article https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-coenzyme-q10/art-20362602
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Then way do doctors prescribe it
Normally it isn't a prescription but a supplement. Doctors may suggest someone use it but would think that is normally only if someone is borderline in their cholesterol level or as an adjunct to the usual standard of care which is statin medication.  The issue often is that proper studies haven't been conducted to prove or disprove something works and if benefits out weigh risks.  People should work with their doctor as the best source of treatment plan and if they recommend it, then follow their doctors guidance.  
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