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Is CoQ10 good for you?

Posted by sprague on March 11, 2005

How do you know that CoQ10 is good for you, or that its important for the heart?

The American Heart Association says this about CoQ10

Less CoQ10 has been observed in some people with cardiac failure due to different causes.Much of the research has been done in patients with congestive heart failure.Some of these studies have shown positive results and others haven’t.With one exception, these studies have been done with small numbers of patients for relatively short periods.It’s important to note that CoQ10 was given in addition to traditional drug treatments.This makes it hard to know which treatment was the effective one.

They did a survey called Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult where they analyzed all the available evidence for and against. I find it very hard to refute their claims, especially when the only well-articulated arguments I see in favor of CoQ10 are advertisements from vitamin companies.

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