Tag: "CoQ10"

Statins Could Affect The Benefits Of Regular Exercise

| July 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Those keen to optimise their cardiovascular health and reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke may well, in addition to ‘eating right’, take steps to be physically fit. One way exercise (e.g. walking, jogging, cycling) increases our ‘fitness’ is by inducing the production of tiny ‘engines’ in the cells known as mitochondria (my-toe-con-dree-ah). Most [...]

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Could Statins Increase The Risk Of Heart Failure?

| June 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver known as ‘HMG-CoA reductase’. This enzyme ‘drives’ cholesterol production but it also facilitates the production of a substance known as ‘coenzyme Q10’ – an essential player in the production of what is known as ‘adenosine triphosphate’ (ATP) – the most basic unit of energy ‘fuel’ [...]

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Could Statin-Induced CoQ10 Deficiency Cause Heart Failure?

| May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recently, a medical conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal. At this conference, researcher Professor Svend Mortensen from Copenhagen, Denmark presented the results of a study into the impact of the nutrient coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on individuals with heart failure (weakened power in the heart, which can lead to a range of symptoms including breathlessness, fatigue [...]

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Could High Cholesterol Help You Live Longer?

| January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The idea that cholesterol causes cardiovascular disease comes from studies which have found that higher cholesterol levels are linked with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. However, it’s important to bear in mind that just because two things are associated with each other, it does not necessarily mean that one is actually causing [...]

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Evidence Shows Statins Deplete CoQ10

| January 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Statins are drugs that reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver known as ‘HMG-CoA reductase’. This enzyme ‘drives’ cholesterol production. HMG-CoA reductase also participates in the formation of a substance known as ‘coenzyme Q10,’ which is involved in energy production in the body. Specifically, coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10 for short) helps in the [...]

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