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CoQ10 is available over-the-counter but is considered experimental for use in treating veterans with Gulf War Illness. CoQ10 is an important antioxidant made by the body and helps protect against damage from toxins, chemicals, drugs, mental stress, and other factors. CoQ10 also helps to produce energy needed to keep the body healthy and functional, and protects against cell death and degenerative diseases.
To be eligible for participation, you must be a veteran from the 1990-91 Gulf War and experiencing health problems since your deployment in the Persian Gulf. Men and women are encouraged to participate.
Participants enrolled will be in the study
for one year with a total of 6 visits to our study site located on the
campus of UCSD. Participants will take either placebo (inactive pill), high
dose CoQ10, or low dose CoQ10. All participants will take CoQ10 for six
months and placebo for six months. Participants won't know when he/she is
taking CoQ10 or placebo. The staff and researchers conducting the study
visits are also NOT informed of what the participant is taking. Monetary
compensation will be provided for time and travel. Lab work and a
personalized dietary profile will be provided at no cost.
If you are in the San Diego, CA area
and might be interested in participating,
coenzyme used in the production of energy and is a constituent of every cell
in the body. CoQ10 is also an antioxidant and has many
potential health benefits.
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