CoQ10 and language development

The Riverbend DS Group’s current newsletter includes information from the 9th World Down Syndrome Congress about a recent study titled, “Language Impairment Is Associated With Decreased Plasma Coenzyme Q10 Levels in Children With Down Syndrome,” followed by a supporting journal abstract which you can read here.

CoQ10 is “naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods, but is particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts. To put dietary CoQ10 intake into perspective, one pound of sardines, two pounds of beef, or two and one half pounds of peanuts, provide 30 mg of CoQ10.” It has no known toxicity or side effects. (This information was compiled by Peter H. Langsjoen, MD, and can be found here.)

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4 thoughts on “CoQ10 and language development

  1. Thanks Tara. After posting this information, I began giving us all CoQ10 too. We’d just been doing a mutlivitamin before that. Being Avery’s mom has helped me pay attention to my whole family’s nutrition. Can’t hurt!

  2. The information is really embedded in the site, unfortunately. Go to the main page, then to the What’s New under Indices, then in What’s New, go to December 2006 newsletter, then scroll down a bit until you see 9th World Down Syndrome Conference…I tried to link directly to the abstract, but couldn’t. Maybe that’s my sleep deprivation kicking in!

  3. I’m not finding the abstract. It could be that I am just too sleep deprived to see it right in front of my face.

    I would LOVE to print this out as Parker has both a cardiology appt. and endo appt. next week.

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