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Int J Prev Med. 2019 Jan 15;10:12. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_418_18. eCollection 2019.

Clinical Trial of the Effects of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Biomarkers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Hemodialysis Patients.

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Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Department of Internal Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Isfahan, Iran.
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.



The aim of the study was to determine the effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation on biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress among diabetic hemodialysis (HD) patients.


Sixty diabetic HD patients participated in the randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. They were randomly assigned into two groups to intake either 60 mg CoQ10 supplements (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) twice a day for 12 weeks.


After 12 weeks of intervention, CoQ10 supplementation significantly increased total antioxidant (TAC) (54.921 ± 26.437 vs. -126.781 ± 26.437, P < 0.001) and nitric oxide (NO) levels (4.121 ± 1.314 vs. -1.427 ± 1.314, P = 0.006) and decreased C-reactive protein (CRP) (-1.302 ± 0.583 vs. 0.345 ± 0.583, 0.042) levels compared with the placebo. We did not observe any significant effect of CoQ10 supplementation on malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels compared with the placebo.


Overall, our study showed that CoQ10 supplementation to diabetic HD patients for 12 weeks was associated with increased levels of TAC and NO levels and decreased level of high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) levels, but did not have any beneficial effects on MDA and GSH.


Coenzyme Q10 supplementation; hemodialysis; inflammatory markers; oxidative stress

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