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Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson’s – Medical Research News – AARP Bulletin

Posted Nov 19 2010 3:18pm

Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson’s – Medical Research News – AARP Bulletin .

This is an interesting study that suggests the tiny mitochondria in our brain cells may be lacking the energy units to function properly.  The results show that 10 sets of genes that are abnormally low in Parkinson’s patients played various roles in mitochodria’s energy production.  The mitochondria are the small “power plants” that fuel our cells.  Damaged mitochondria have been found in other degenerative brain diseases.

This is one more possibility in the many suspected deficiencies that could be the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.


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