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Posted on 10-29-2015

Study: Aging process may slow down with physical activity

A study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise showed people who participated in a single physical activity, such as weight training, walking, running, or riding a bike or walking to work, had an almost 3% reduced risk of having very short telomeres, which could determine a cell's biological age, compared to those who didn't exercise at all.  The findings, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, also reveled those who engaged in two types of exercise had a 24% reduced risk of having short telomeres, while those who participated in all four activities had a 59% reduced risk.



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