Unformatted text preview: sensors send a signal to the brain via the nervous system that more oxygen is needed and as a consequence breathing speeds up. 6. What is meant by the term uncoupled mitochondria? Uncoupled mitochondria are found in nearly every tissue. Uncoupling increases the body’s metabolic rate enabling the body to “burn” more energy and thus lead to potential weight loss. 7. How is mitochondrial uncoupling a suspected cause of atherosclerosis? It is possible that uncoupling proteins cause cells to move oxygen through the system and this causes oxidative damage, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. The mitochondria eventually become defective. 8. How does the body counteract oxidative damage due to inefficient mitochondria? Fruits and vegetables provide you with the antioxidants you need to counteract the oxidative damage that can occur with uncoupling of the ETC from ATP production....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course APK 4125 taught by Professor Drenning during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
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