Author: Laura Broadwell

Laura Broadwell

Laura Broadwell is a health writer and editor in Brooklyn, New York, with an interest in complementary and integrative medicine.

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Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a natural antioxidant made by our bodies and found in foods such as fatty fish (salmon and tuna), meats and chicken, peanuts, and canola and soybean oils. Our bodies need CoQ-10 to protect cells, reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, and convert food into energy. But as we age, our levels of CoQ-10 start to diminish. Certain drugs such as statins (used to lower cholesterol) and beta-blockers (for high blood pressure) can also decrease our CoQ-10 levels, as can health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. (CoQ-10 levels can be…

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