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Does CoQ10 help type 2 diabetes?

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Coenzyme Q10, often referred to as CoQ10 (other names include ubiquinone and ubiquinol), is a vitamin-like substance that's in meats and seafood. CoQ10 helps cells make energy and acts as an antioxidant. But it hasn't been shown to affect blood sugar control.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Guidelines for Using Vitamin, Mineral, and Herbal Supplementation."

Norris, S. American Journal of Medicine, 2004.

Brown, J. Diabetes Care, 2004.

Yeh, Y. Diabetes Care, April 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 09, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Guidelines for Using Vitamin, Mineral, and Herbal Supplementation."

Norris, S. American Journal of Medicine, 2004.

Brown, J. Diabetes Care, 2004.

Yeh, Y. Diabetes Care, April 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 09, 2019

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