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L-carnitine reduces death after a heart attack, minimum effective dose 2,000 mg per day
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L-carnitine given after a heart attack
- reduces all-cause mortality by 27%
- reduces ventricular arrhythmias by 65%
- reduces development of angina (chest pain) by 40%
- reduces heart failure by 15%
- reduces infarct size
according to a meta-analysis of 13 studies.
The minimum effective dose seems to be 2 grams per day (2,000 mg).
Dinicolantonio JJ, Lavie CJ, Fares H, Menezes AR, and O’Keefe JH. L-Carnitine in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Mayo Clin Proc, 2013 Apr 15.
James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD
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