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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Statins deplete vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 levels in type two diabetic patients

This study was published in Clinica Chimica Acta 2001 Sep 25;311(2):91-4
Study title and authors:
Effect of atorvastatin on LDL oxidation and antioxidants in normocholesterolemic type 2 diabetic patients.
Oranje WA, Sels JP, Rondas-Colbers GJ, Lemmens PJ, Wolffenbuttel BH.
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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This study investigated the effects of statins in type two diabetic patients. The three month study included 19 patients who received either atorvastatin or placebo.

The study found:
(a) The alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) levels of patients receiving atorvastatin reduced by 38%.
(b) The ubiquinol (ubiquinol is the active form of coenzyme Q10) levels of patients receiving atorvastatin reduced by 37%.