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People with mtDNA levels in the bottom one-fifth of the population were 47% more likely to die of any cause than were those in the top one-fifth. Interestingly, women had an average of 21% more mtDNA than men and could play a small role in why women live two to four years longer than men on average.

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    @rhonda Any ways to increase mito-nuclear communication? Anything that hinders it?

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      Some new research indicates that stem cells are actually able to replace damaged mitochondria in other cells.