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October 15, 2002 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
A common food supplement called coenzyme Q-10 can significantly delay the progression of Parkinson's disease, slowing the degeneration of brain cells, a UC San Diego-led team reports today. A nationwide trial in 80 patients found that the supplement can reduce progression of the debilitating disorder by as much as 44%, prolonging the period in which patients can carry out such everyday functions as feeding, dressing, bathing and walking.
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October 15, 2002 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
A common food supplement called coenzyme Q-10 can significantly delay the progression of Parkinson's disease, slowing the degeneration of brain cells, a UC San Diego-led team reports today. A nationwide trial in 80 patients found that the supplement can reduce progression of the debilitating disorder by as much as 44%, prolonging the period in which patients can carry out such everyday functions as feeding, dressing, bathing and walking.
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HEALTH
January 4, 1999 | ROSIE MESTEL
From the Health section mailbag, our picks for the most, um, creative health product announcements of the past few months: * Toothpaste containing Coenzyme Q10, the antioxidant chemical that is the "molecular sparkplug that enables cells to produce the energy they need to live and remain healthy." Brushing with Q-Dent "energizes gum tissue while providing a powerful antioxidant to suppress free radicals," say its makers, Q-pharma Inc.
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September 4, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harking back to the days of the Main Street apothecary shop, some retail pharmacists are turning to compounding specialty prescriptions for patients as they compete in a market dominated by managed care companies and chain-owned drug supermarkets. Corner drugstores across the country have shut at an astounding rate this decade.
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