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A 55-year-old female asked:

Im 56yrs of age and have antiphospolipid syndrone and arthritis as well as raised cholesterol. is it ok to take a coq10 supp?

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Dr. Sheeja Francis
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Should be okay: There is some evidence that coenzyme q10 can provide some cardiovascular protection. Also good for muscle health in patients taking statins to lower cholesterol.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Absolutely: Coq10 is what is known as a "conditional nutrient" because we make it in our bodies. As we get older it becomes more difficult to make it and we all require it as a nutrient as we get older. That is why it is called "conditional".

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