There is more and more research connecting mitochondrial dysfunction with many other major diseases and illnesses – including autism, parkinson’s, alzheimer’s, and even some forms of cancer. The link between the mitochondria and other diseases, as well as aging in general, is in its infancy and needs much more research! Not only will this research help us understand many other conditions, but it may also lead to treatments and cures – for mitochondrial disease as well.
Vamsi Mootha, MD, PhD at Harvard speaks on behalf of Mitoaction.org about the impact of the mitochondria on many common diseases and the aging process in this video. Definitely interesting!