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Low-Power Mitochondria May Raise Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Science  21 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5708, pp. 334-335
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5708.334a

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On page 418 of this issue of Science, a research team reports that rats that have been selectively bred to have reduced capacity for aerobic exercise show a number of symptoms of the so-called metabolic syndrome that raises the risk of cardiovascular disease.