Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skle-RO-sis) is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. It is caused by the slow buildup of plaque (plak) on the inside of walls of the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in your blood. As it grows, the buildup of plaque narrows the inside of the artery and, in time, may restrict blood flow.
A substance found in most tissues in the body, and in many foods. It can also be made in the laboratory. It is used by the body to produce energy for cells, and as an antioxidant. It is being studied in the treatment of cancer and in the relief of side effects caused by some cancer treatments. Also called Q10, CoQ10, vitamin Q10, and ubiquinone.
Atherosclerosis as related to Coenzyme Q10
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CoQ10: Atherosclerosis and High Blood Pressure
CoQ10: Atherosclerosis and High Blood Pressure. Atherosclerosis ... However that process could be slowed or stopped if you make dietary changes and use coenzyme Q10 ...
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research recently published a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial reporting that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 ...
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Summary. Coenzyme Q 10 is a fat-soluble compound primarily synthesized by the body and also consumed in the diet. Coenzyme Q 10 is required for mitochondrial ATP ...
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CoQ10 may boost antioxidant defenses in people with ...
Daily supplements of co-enzyme Q10 may boost antioxidant defenses and reduce markers of oxidative stress in people with atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries ...