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Metabolic Defects Tied to Mitochondrial Gene

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Science  22 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5696, pp. 592-593
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5696.592b

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Findings published online this week by Science ( point to an unexpected new culprit in metabolic syndrome, in which high blood pressure comes hand in hand with other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes and high blood concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides.