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The Function of Mitochondria

If you did biology at school you may remember being told about mitochondria.  The function of mitochondria is vital to our health and mitochondrial dysfunction heralds the onset of serious health problems.

mitochondrionWhat are mitochondria exactly

Here is a diagram of one mitochrondrion and as you can see, there’s a lot going on inside this tiny ‘organelle’.  They  reside in our cells (except red blood cells) in their hundreds and often thousands .  A liver cell, for example, can have upwards of 2000 mitrochondria. Continue reading The Function of Mitochondria