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Researchers identify link between a mitochondrial defect and heart disease.

The heart is the organ responsible for pumping blood and supplying nutrients and oxygen to all organs and cells of the body. The cells charged with these functions are the cardiomyocytes which require large amounts of energy.  It is known that every single day the heart burns roughly 20 times its weight in the form of the molecular energy source,

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