COQ10 (2012) & Hypertension in Metabolic Syndrome Patients

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The researchers wanted to find out whether coenzyme Q10 would be helpful as an additional, or adjunct, treatment for high blood pressure patients with metabolic syndrome.

This was a double-blind, randomized, place-controlled study of 30 metabolic syndrome patients who had high blood pressure and who were already using high blood pressure medication.

While they noted that COQ10 on its own may be helpful, they found that it did not enhance the effects of other high blood pressure medication.

Researchers: Young JM, Florkowski CM, Molyneux SL, McEwan RG, Frampton CM, Nicholls MG, Scott RS, George PM, Lipid and Diabetes Research Group, Diabetes Research Institute, Christchurch Hospital Campus, New Zealand

Published: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of coenzyme Q10 therapy in hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome, Am J Hypertens. 2012 Feb;25(2):261-70. doi: 10.1038/ajh.2011.209