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Obesity Disrupts Mitochondria, And We May Have Figured Out How

Obesity Disrupts Mitochondria, And We May Have Figured Out How

By RUSSELL MCLENDON, ScienceAlert

Scientists have revealed in unprecedented detail how obesity affects mitochondria in mice, causing the cellular powerhouses to fragment into smaller pieces.

Mitochondria are famous as “powerhouses of the cell,” given their crucial role in generating energy. Yet the vital work of these organelles is often impaired in people with obesity, for reasons that remain unclear.

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