November 22, 2021

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by: admin

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Tags: Autism, Energy, explanation, Mitochondria, Spectrum

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Categories: autism

Mitochondria: An vitality rationalization for autism | Spectrum

Almost every human cell is teeming with a potpourri of tiny powerhouses: mitochondria. Up to thousands of them. These organelles use oxygen to convert the nutrients from the food you eat into a form of energy that the body can use. The brain uses a large part of this energy – around 20 percent. So, could changes in the mitochondria affect brain function and contribute to autism? Read the related article Meet the “Mitomaniacs” Who Say Mitochondria Are Important In Autism.

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