Your Health: Oct. 28, 2002

USEFUL AT LAST? It has been touted before--prematurely--as a treatment for cancer, heart disease, even AIDS. But the dietary supplement coenzyme Q-10 may have finally hit pay dirt with Parkinson's disease. In a 16-month study of 80 patients, high doses of Q-10 four times daily significantly delayed the progression of the disease. Researchers declared the results "tremendously encouraging" but were quick to warn that the study was too small to be definitive.

CHECK YOUR MATH The numbers looked good. Too good, it turns out. Early statistics showed cases of melanoma, breast, lung and colorectal cancers to be falling, but researchers now...

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