Coenzyme Q10 linked to lower risk of coronary artery disease

October 17, 2012
Patients with coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease or hardening of the arteries, America’s number one killer, were found to have low levels of the energy supplement Coenzyme Q10. The researchers from Taiwan state “the present results showed that a higher level of Coenzyme Q10 or Vitamin B6 was significantly associated with a lower risk of coronary artery disease”. The blood level of Coenzyme Q10 connected to having a healthier heart was 516 nmol/L minimally. After adjusting for other variables the vitamin B6 link lost statistical significance. Coronary artery disease is connected to increased risk of heart attack, arrhythmia, and heart failure and death. The blood of patients with coronary artery disease was low in Coenzyme Q10. The study is published online in the journal Nutrition Research.