CoQ10 helps reduce heart failure rate
Double-blind study shows CoQ10 can improve chronic heart failure
by Newsletter Editor
What is heart failure? Heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump enough blood to the body, and can affect both adults and children.
In this study, 420 adults with moderate to severe heart failure took a placebo or 100 mg of CoQ10 three times per day, while continuing standard medical therapy. After three months, while there was no change in the placebo group, those in the CoQ10 group had much lower levels of an amino acid linked to heart failure. After two years, 25 percent of those in the placebo group had experienced a major cardiovascular event compared to 14 percent for CoQ10. Also after two years, 17 percent in the placebo group had passed away compared to 9 percent for those who took CoQ10.
Discussing their findings, doctors said this is the first double-blind study of chronic heart failure to show that CoQ10 can improve survival.
Reference: European Journal of Heart Failure (2013) 15(S1),S20