Saturday 16th April 2016 – Cream Tea and review on potential benefits of coenzyme Q10
Our most recent event was a Cream Tea at the West Lodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters. Over the years cream teas have proven to be popular, but finding good venues has been difficult. The West Lodge Park Hotel is a gorgeous venue set in 35 acres of countryside that includes an arboretum. The hotel looked after us really well with an endless supply of tea and coffee accompanied by some really yummy fresh baked scones.
We were joined by Iain Hargreaves and Luke Wainwright two researchers from the Neurometabolic Unit, The National Hospital, UCLH Queen Square. They shared with us the work they were doing on coenzyme Q10 deficiency at the cellular level and how to try and get coenzyme Q10 through the blood-brain barrier. What was really excellent, was that we were in our own private room the King Charles Room. This allowed us to have a really good discussion with Iain and Luke and about the possible benefits coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) could have for those with Ataxia. Iain and Luke have a detailed presentation on their work that is really suitable for fellow researchers, however some of the slides in their presentation do explain the cerebellum and the blood-brain barrier. Please click on the following link to see their work CQ10.
As you can see from the following pictures we all had a great and informative time.