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November 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:132

Correspondence: NAFLD-associated cardiovascular disease – a role for coenzyme Q10 supplementation?

David Mantle

Abstract

I wish to comment on recent work linking non-alcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with a high risk of cardiovascular mortality.1,2 One issue which has not been addressed in these studies is the potential role of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) deficiency in the pathogenesis both of NAFLD and subsequent cardiovascular disease. CoQ10 is a vitamin-like substance that plays a key role in the biochemical process supplying all cells with energy. CoQ10 also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. An adequate supply of CoQ10 is particularly important in tissues with a high energy requirement, such as the heart and liver. Most of the body’s daily req

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