Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mitochondrial biogenesis

I made a quip the other week that at the moment the perfect study would mention mitchondria, the microbiome and epigenetics.  A comment added that neuroplasticity would help too.  These are the sexy subjects that are getting funded just now.

Well, this new study ticks one box at least.

Increased Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Muscle Improves Aging Phenotypes in the mtDNA Mutator Mouse

Interesting.  So how do you get more mitochondria?  Exercise including sprints and resistance training

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are studies done in mtDNA human mutators (i am one). In general, exercise for mito mutator patients is considered safe and effective.
This was probably the seminal paper: