I am in the biz and I work with some of the world's leading doctors and scientists.
So, Martin, it is not the number you are given that is the problem (my Cholesterol is 8.3 and has been for years).
It is the balance between High density Lipid Protein (HDL) and Low Level (LDL).
Both play an important role in the body. see www.heart-info.co.uk
Jeff, you are on the right track (partially)
Ubiquinol is formed from Ubiquinone in the body, the ability of Ubiquinone to be absorbed is very small particularly if not taken with food as a lipid carrier is needed to help absorbtion. Do not believe the hype or the priceing of Ubiquinol supplements.The only form that I recommend is in a Liposomal form where the absorbption is in excess of 90% Your coconut oils is good, however, contrary to popular belief, you need a balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 in favour of Omega 6! Do not take fish oil under any circumstances. see www.brianpeskin.com
If anyone continues to take statins, THEY MUST, take a CoEnzyme Q10. The metabolic pathway for the production of this vital enzyme is blocked by a statin. Again, the only good CoQ10 is in a Liposomal form.
Cholestrol is a vital substance produced by the body, it is the glue that holds the cellular structure together.
The idea to lower the production is junk science.
One of the fastest growing problems is Alzeimers in the Western world, hint-they don't suffer from this in the third world but, guess what, they don't take statins!
EVERYONE MUST NOW TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIER OWN HEALTH AND DO THE RESEARCH.