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Article: Scientists discover that cells contain mitochondria specialized to build fats

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Indigophoton, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The discovery of a subset of mitochondria that have a different type of function.
    https://phys.org/news/2018-04-scientists-cells-mitochondria-specialized-fats.amp

    The full paper is here,
     
  2. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So, given the worldwide obesity "epidemic" shouldn't someone be looking for a way of telling them to slow down, take it easy, have a beer etc.

    Probably not the reason for the thread but hey, it's a thought.
     
  3. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Wonko you've invented CBT for fat-building mitos...
     
  4. Snow Leopard

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    I've had a hypothesis around dysfunction of lipid metabolism for a while now, but dismissed it given certain mito evidence... Now having another think.
     
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