April 29, 2004
Boost Fights Migraines
Newswire) -- New research shows you may now be able to rid yourself
of migraines while giving your body a daily energy boost.
According to researchers
from the University Hospitals in Zurich, Switzerland, migraine
patients taking the energy supplement coenzyme
Q10 had fewer monthly incidents of migraine.
Coenzyme is the "energy
producing" antioxidant and is made naturally by the body.
It can also be found in meat and seafood.
The study involved
nearly 45 patients suffering an average of four migraine attacks
per month. Part of the group was given 100 milligrams daily of
coenzyme Q10 while the remaining was given a placebo.
Results show 48 percent
of the patients taking coenzyme reduced their attacks by half,
as opposed to the 14 percent taking placebo. Coenzyme Q10 patients
also had fewer days with nausea.
Peter S. Sandor, M.D.,
lead author of the study, says, "We also found that the only
side effect appeared to be an allergic skin rash in one patient.
This compares with side effects of fatigue, weight gain, dry mouth,
and other side effects found with other methods to prevent migraine."
The study was supported
by MSE, makers of dietary supplements and vitamins.
SOURCE: American Academy
of Neurology 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 24-May
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