Health and Nutrition

May 13, 2005

Coenzyme Q10 and cancer

Filed under: Supplements — Doc Joe @ 2:01 pm

UM Researchers Present Dramatic Cancer Findings


Researchers from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have presented dramatic findings at a national cancer meeting that show a link between a very potent antioxidant that occurs naturally in the body, and the ability to kill breast and prostate cancer cells. The antioxidant they have studied is Ubiquinone, more commonly referred to as Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, and delivery of the therapy could soon be as simple as applying an ointment to the tumor site.


May 9, 2005

Fish oil beats statins for lowering mortality risk

Filed under: Diet,Nutrition,Supplements — Doc Joe @ 5:53 pm


The April 11 2005 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine published a review of the effects of various lipid lowering regimens on overall mortality and mortality from coronary heart disease. Researchers from Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland reviewed 97 clinical trials published between 1965 and 2003 that included 137,140 men and women being treated and 138,976 control subjects. The current analysis compared the association with mortality risk of diet, lipid lowering drugs categorized as statins, fibrates and resins, and the nutritional supplements omega-3 fatty acids (commonly found in fish oils) and niacin.


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