Supplementation of Coenzyme Q10 among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality with ever increasing prevalence in the United States and worldwide.

There is growing body of evidence suggesting that mitochondrial dysfunction secondary to oxidative stress plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of T2DM.This article reviews the relationships among oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and T2DM and examines the evidence for potential use of coenzyme Q10 as a supplement for the treatment of T2DM.

Journal: Healthcare (Basel)

Authors: QiuhuaShenand Janet D. Pierce

Department: School of Nursing, University of Kansas, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mailstop 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA

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