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Old 05-19-2006, 04:54 PM   #5
Martha Castro M.D.
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DrunkMonkey wrote
New York Times article

Lactic acid apparently acts as a fuel used by the mitochondria in muscles rather than making them sore due to a lack of oxygen.

Lactic Acid is produced from pyruvate via fermentation.
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Pyruvate+NADH+ H +=lactate+NAD

Lactic Acid is produced also by a bacteria called Lactobacillus.

Lactate is also part of a medical solution known as Ringer's Lactate solution, and we use it everyday in hospitals for fluid resuscitation after surgery or trauma where loss of blood has occurred.
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