Summary: The mitochondrial free radical theory of aging says that if we consume antioxidant supplements, we can repair the damage caused by free radicals. However, this recommendation is contradicted by a large body of evidence which shows that antioxidant supplements are often harmful. Researchers are discovering more effective ways to improve health by clearing our mitochondrial damage caused by free… Continue reading "Are We Killing Ourselves With Antioxidants? (Why the Free Radical Theory is flawed)"
Tag: Mitochondrial DNA
Most people don’t realize that all human beings have two sets of DNA in their bodies, the DNA inside our chromosomes, and a foreign DNA inside our mitochondria, that our ancestors stole from bacteria over a billion years ago. Look into any of your cells, and you’ll see mysterious foreign DNA lurking inside your mitochondria, the tiny organelles that litter… Continue reading "Thanks to Gene Thieves We Have ‘Alien DNA’ in Our Mitochondria"
Summary: A new report on mitochondria and cancer shows how our mitochondria help our cancers to grow. With its 37 genes, mitochondria are an attractive druggable target and researchers are looking it as an angle to develop powerful cancer cures. Cover Photo: FatCamera – iStock/Getty Images. New evidence is showing that our mitochondria might hold the cure for cancer. New… Continue reading "Can We Stop Mitochondria From Causing Cancer to Grow?"