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CoQ10 with statin therapy
Doctors most often prescribe statin drugs for lowering LDL cholesterol levels. One of the side effects is muscle pain, possibly due to lower levels of CoQ10, a naturally occurring antioxidant in every cell.

In this study, doctors reviewed eight placebo controlled trials that measured the effect of statin therapy on CoQ10 levels. All of those taking statins had lower levels of CoQ10, regardless of which of the four types of statin drug they were taking. A new study is underway, using a dose of 600 mg of CoQ10 per day, or a placebo, to determine if CoQ10 can reduce muscle pain in those on statin therapy.


Reference: Pharmacological Research; September, 2015, Vol. 99, 329-36.
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