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Long-term exercise impacts genes involved in metabolic health

Long-term exercise impacts genes involved in metabolic health

Karolinska Institutet

“Although short bouts of exercise have been shown to influence the gene activity in our muscles, it is the dedication to habitual exercise over a lifetime that is associated with long-term health benefits,” says lead author Mark Chapman, assistant professor at the Department of Integrated Engineering, University of San Diego and researcher at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet.

Dr. Chapman's study found that decades-long endurance training can have positive effects on human's gene activity, including the prevention of disesases like type II diabetes. 

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