Author Archives: Özge Özkaya, PhD

Effects of Mitochondrial Disease on Digestive System Reviewed, with Symptoms, Treatments

Effects of mitochondrial disease on the digestive system are more widespread than previously thought according to a review article published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. Therefore it is important that the symptoms are recognized as early as possible to initiate appropriate diagnosis and avoid any treatments that might be toxic to mitochondria.

Regular Exercise Seen to Partly Reverse Mitochondrial Damage Tied to Poor Diet in Animal Study

Regular physical exercise can prevent mitochondria dysfunction according to a study conducted on rats. This finding highlights the importance of physical activity on metabolic homeostasis, or equilibrium. Although the study, which was published in the scientific journal PLOS One, describes healthy mitochondria, a better understanding of the function of healthy mitochondria, can help design better therapies when things go wrong as in the case of mitochondrial disease.