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Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine Announces Content Partnership with Sharecare

The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine (FMM) announced today that it is a content partner with Sharecare, the comprehensive worldwide digital health and wellness engagement platform. As a content partner, the Foundation will share its expertise on mitochondrial disease, mitochondrial dysfunction as related to common neurodegenerative diseases and mitochondrial disease research projects. The Foundation’s Sharecare profile page features the Foundation’s mission, general mitochondrial disease information, additional content links to related diseases, Q&A, blog pieces and related videos and books at www.sharecare.com/group/foundation-for-mitochondrial-medicine.

“By providing content on Sharecare, the Foundation will reach millions of consumers with helpful information on mitochondrial disease and current research,” said Laura Stanley, Executive Director for the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine. “Sharecare allows users and experts to connect to health information in a meaningful way, and the Sharecare content channel will enhance our efforts to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease.”

Mitochondrial disease affects about 1 in 2,500 people. The disease occurs when the body’s mitochondria, or “power plants of the body,” don’t function correctly. Keeping with the power plant analogy, a person with mitochondrial disease can experience a loss of power or energy resulting in energy flickers, brown outs, or even fatal black outs. It strikes every age, race and gender. It affects every body system, especially those that require lots of energy to work such as the neurological or muscular systems.

Mitochondrial disease is also connected to other well-known diseases, including Alzheimer's, autism, Parkinson's, Chronic Fatigue, Epilepsy and other devastating diseases that impact many more people. Understanding mitochondrial disease can provide insight into many health problems. Doctors and researchers are beginning to work together in a multi-disciplinary fashion to understand mitochondrial dysfunction as a source for treatments and a part of the cures.

About the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine (FMM): The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine’s mission is to support the development of the most promising research and treatments for the many forms of mitochondrial disease. For information on FMM-funded research, visit www.mitochondrialdiseases.org

About Sharecare: Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place. www.sharecare.com

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