The medical literature clearly shows that statin medications like Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor shut down the production of one of the most important nutrients in the body - Co-Enzyme Q10 (CoQ10). What many people are unaware of is the fact that when CoQ10 is depleted, it causes the LDL cholesterol to become oxidized. This in turn sets off a cascade of events making the LDL cholesterol drill holes in the arterial wall causing a great deal of inflammation. This inflammation sets you up for an increased risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. For more information please contact us. As you can see from the handout below, there are calculations that should be done when you get your lipid panel results. Lets go over your lab work!