Saturday, January 14, 2006

CoQ (coenzyme Q)

CoQ is a drug that is sold in Japan to treat heart disease and other disorders that affect much of the elderly population. This drug is currently being investigated because of a theory that proposes that immune system declines are caused partly by a deficiency of quinone compounds. When administered to mice, the drug protected them from tumors, a cause of premature death in elderly people. This drug is being further investigated because it may have damaging effects, especially on tissues that lack adequate blood supply.
See also AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Kurz, M. A. "Theories of Aging and Popular Claims for Extending Life," in Aging, Goldstein,
E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 88. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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