Friday, September 21, 2012

Mito Awareness-Day 6

Asa's cute and all but why should YOU care about mito?!

Did you know that every 15 minutes a child is born who will develop mitochondrial disease by age 10?

Did you know that more children die from mitochondrial disease than childhood cancer?

No, well, how about these diseases?

Do you know anyone with autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes or cancer?

All these diseases have elements of mitochondrial dysfunction to them. When the cells in these body systems start dying we get these and many other diseases. But what if there was a way to boost the mitochondria in the pancreas? Would we find a better, long term treatment for diabetes? Maybe a cure?

We need much more research for all these diseases and the underlying, common thread is the mitochondria so why not start there.

Now do you see how mitochondrial disease affects us all!

Tomorrow, the invisible mito.....

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