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Coenzyme Q10 reduces deaths in heart failure patients

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People who’ve suffered heart failure dramatically reduce their chances of dying or suffering more heart problems if they supplement with coenzyme Q10, a major new study has found.

Taking a 100 mg supplement three times a day for two years reduces the risk by 43 per cent, say researchers in the Q-SYMBIO study.

They recruited 420 chronic heart failure patients who took a CoQ10 supplement or a placebo pill for two years. At the end of the trial, those who were taking the supplement were 43 per cent less likely to die or suffer another major cardiovascular problem, and 42 per cent less likely to die from any cause. Their heart symptoms also improved during the two years.

The Q-SYMBIO team used supplements supplied by Pharma-Nord.

(Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2014; 2(6): 641-9)

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