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. Oranje@rdgg.nl
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11566168
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%.