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How does a mitochondrial Perspective on metabolic and degenerative disease change how you might approach paleo?

Asked on March 26, 2013
Created March 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

There is a theory that Fucked up mitochondria are behind degenerative and metabolic diseases of modern day civilizations.

The variation in the individual and regional predisposition to degenerative diseases and cancer may result from the interaction of modern dietary caloric intake and ancient mitochondrial genetic polymorphisms. Therefore the mitochondria provide a direct link between our environment and our genes and the mtDNA variants that permitted our forbears to energetically adapt to their ancestral homes are influencing our health today.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2821041/

Will this change how you approach paleo from a dietary or activity perspective? If so how?

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