Men’s health experts are advising men to avoid taking supplements that contain the powerful antioxidant coq11-10, which may be linked to prostate cancer and heart disease.
Coq11 is found in a range of natural supplements, but its benefits are not well understood.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been linked to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer, and is used in a wide range of medicines to treat a variety of conditions.
But coq12 is a relatively new and unknown ingredient that has never been studied in humans.
“It’s the kind of ingredient that you can’t really predict how it’s going to affect people,” said Dr. Michael Karp, a cardiologist at the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of the recent study.
“I think that the fact that it’s so new and we don’t know what the impact is is a huge deal.
But I also think there’s an issue that it really is not as well studied as it should be.”
Karp said that the research to date indicates that taking coq1-10 or coq9-10 can help protect the cardiovascular system, but it is unclear whether they are equally effective at preventing prostate cancer or heart disease in men.
“The problem is, we don