Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Endurance Exercise Prevents Premature Aging: McMaster Study

Endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer, a study by McMaster University researchers has found.

"Many people falsely believe that the benefits of exercise will be found in a pill," said Mark Tarnopolsky, principal investigator of the study and a professor of pediatrics and medicine of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. "We have clearly shown that there is no substitute for the "real thing" of exercise when it comes to protection from aging."

The study, published today in the prestigious science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that premature aging in nearly every organ in the body was completely prevented in mice that ran on a treadmill three times a week for five months.


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