Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound, found in abundant levels in the mitochondria of cells as it is a substance vital to energy production. Svend Aage Mortensen, from Copenhagen University Hospital (Denmark), and colleagues administered oral Coenzyme Q10 (100 mg, three times a day), or placebo, to 420 European and Asian subjects and followed them for a two-year period. At the end of the study term, 25% of the patients in the placebo group experienced a major adverse cardiovascular events, as compared to 14% in the group receiving CoQ10. Further, mortality and hospitalizations were lower in the supplemented group: 18 patients died in the CoQ10 group, as compared to 36 in the placebo group. The researchers observed that CoQ10 reduce the levels ofNT-proBNP, a heart failure biomarker.
Mortensen SA, Kumar A, Dolliner P, et al. “The effect of Coenzyme Q10 on morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure. Results from the Q-SYMBIO study” [Abstract #440]. Presented at 2013 Congress of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, 29 May 2013.
In four out of ten cases, long-term psychological stress leads to some form of physical ailment, among middle-aged women.
“Heading” a soccer ball may cause trauma to the brain that can cause memory loss.
The molecule microRNA-146a (miR-146a) acts as a critical regulator and protector of hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs) during chronic inflammation.
Increased circulating levels of magnesium may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 30%.
As compared to people whose diets include meats, fish, and eggs, those who consume a plant-based diet have lower rates of both death and diseases.
Coenzyme Q10 may reduce mortality rates due to heart failure by half.
Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily helps to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin.
Phosphatidylserine may improve the functioning of genes involved in Parkinson's disease and Familial Dysautonomia (FD).
Glucosamine and chondroitin may help to lower a person's risk of colorectal cancer.
Red and brown seaweed are rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids.
A group of researchers from Israel claim to have established an upper safe limit for vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin.
Naturopathic therapies in conjunction with usual care may reduce a person’s risk factors for heart disease.
Heart failure costs are projected to more than double in the next 20 years, as the US population ages and the incidence of the condition climbs.
Elevated hair cortisol levels over time may correlate to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Easily distressed individuals may be at higher risk of heart disease.
Long-term exposure to fine particles of traffic pollution may increase a person’s risk of heart disease.
A high heart rate may be an independent risk factor for mortality, among fit men.
A diet rich in antioxidants may reduce a woman’s risk of heart failure by 42%.
Stroke and subclinical markers of vascular disease may be predicative of those older patients with type 2 diabetes who may develop cognitive decline.
Diets laden with fried and sweet foods, processed and red meats refined grains, and high-fat dairy products reduce a person's likelihood of achieving older ages
Tip #185 - The Cold Facts
A number of studies have suggested a role for vitamin D in innate immunity, including the prevention of respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Researchers from the University of Colorado (Colorado, USA) analyzed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which involved 18,883 adults and adolescents between 1988 and 1994. The team found that people with the lowest average levels of Vitamin D in the blood were about 40% more likely to have a recent RTI, as compared to those with the highest Vitamin D blood levels . Further, low Vitamin D levels in people with asthma were associated with a five-time greater risk of RTI; and among COPD patients, RTIs were twice as common among those with Vitamin D deficiency.
Therapeutic Daily Dosing: Consult an anti-aging physician to determine the dosing that is appropriate for your medical needs.