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Carnitine, 3 grams per day, lowers total risk of death following a heart attack by 52%
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A daily dose of 3,000 mg of L-carnitine per day given to people who had suffered a heart attack resulted in a 52% lower risk of all-cause mortality over some number of months according to a meta-analysis of five (5) studies that included 3108 people.
2 grams lowered risk of death by 38%; 4-6 grams lowered risk of death by 22%
A dose of 2,000 mg of L-carnitine per day lowered the risk of death by 38%.
A dose of 4,000 mg or 6,000 mg of L-carnitine per day lowered the risk of death by 22%.
Other Benefits of carnitine
Carnitine reduces all-cause mortality, arrhythmia and angina
“L-carnitine supplementation has been associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality, ventricular arrhythmia, and angina in the setting of acute [heart attack],” the authors of the paper noted.
Shang R, Sun Z, and Li H. Effective dosing of L-carnitine in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 2014 Jul 21; 14: 88.
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Department of Cardiology
Daqing General Hospital Group
Oilfield General Hospital
No, 9 Zhongkang Road
Daqing City 163001, Heilong Jiang Province, China
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