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CoQ10 and Vitality

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Tue Feb 28 07:18:50 EST 1995

More on CoQ10, please.
Brian, why do you discredit yourself at signature?

On Tue, 28 Feb 1995, Brian Manning Delaney wrote:

> In article <Pine.3.89.9502201701.G10466-0100000 at Gayle-Gaston.tenet.edu>,
> Don Ashley <dashley at TENET.EDU> wrote:
> >The A4M conference in Vegas produced some stimulating concepts.  It would 
> >be beneficial if those topics were discussed and threaded on this 
> >newsgroup as well as Longevit newsgp.
> I thought this study was quite interesting. CoQ had no effect on max.
> life span, but had a fairly significant effect on avg. life span
> (experimental animals had about a 20% greater avg. life span).
> Autopsies showed that cause of death was essentially the same for both
> groups. The effect of CoQ was just to delay the onset of lymphoma. The
> amazing thing about this study was the video of the animals at 39
> mothns of age: the CoQ animals were _much_ more active, and generally
> more "alive" looking. The CoQ animals didn't exhibit hip dysplasia,
> but the controls did, etc. The diff. was dramatic. Yet no max. life
> span increase.
> It makes me wonder how many of the normal changes that occur w/aging
> are actually protective. Could it be that all the running around of
> the CoQ animals somehow accelerated aging, compared w/the controls?
> There are many other possible explanations, of course.
> (Still, the blind attempt by some people to get all hormone levels
> back to "youthful" levels might be unwise.)
> -- 
> Brian M. Delaney <b-delaney at uchicago.edu> [DO NOT cc: articles to me.]
> <bmdelane at midway.uchicago.edu> [Wrists: "Leave unambiguous typos."]
> Note: All statements in this article are in jest; they are not
> statements of fact. * "Mein Genie ist in meinen Nuestern." -Nietzsche.

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