Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alzheimer’s and Mitochondria, 2

As with almost anything in the human brain and body, the mitochondria can become damaged, which can result in their failing to create sufficient ATP. Studies have found that mitochondria damage and dysfunction can contribute to a host of human diseases including: include epilepsy, stroke, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease, plus a variety of neurological diseases such as autism, dementia—and now it appears, Alzheimer’s. So the tangles and other identified abnormalities may be linked with mitochondrial dysfunction that sets up cells in some brains for Alzheimer’s (rather than being the result of Alzheimer’s disease itself). More tomorrow.

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