What is Mitochondrial Disease?

By September 22, 2017

You may have only recently heard of mitochondrial disease, but you surely have heard of Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, ALS, multiple sclerosis and many others. Research tells us that mitochondrial dysfunction is at the core of these more well-known diseases that affect millions of people globally.

Studies have also linked mitochondrial dysfunction to autism spectrum disorders, cardiac issues and even some cancers. Scientists believe that by focusing on mitochondrial dysfunction, they may be able to devise effective treatments and potential cures for mitochondrial disease and help the millions of people who suffer from the other above-mentioned diseases.