From muscle in motion to exercise in ageing HD





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Published on May 21, 2014

This summer will see elite athletes in action in events such as the Commonwealth Games and the football World Cup. Improving performance at the highest levels is a serious multi-million industry where the scientific study of exercise can turn the movements of also-rans into the motions of winners. But understanding the fundamental biomechanics and physiology of the human body can benefit millions of people, not just sports stars, as they age.

A major new BBSRC-funded study is now investigating the link between exercise tolerance and muscle metabolism. It's an area ripe for discovery and application, because the way we react to the stresses and strains of exercise is a strong predictor of mortality -- better as measured by some studies than factors such as having been a smoker, having high blood pressure, being obese or diabetic, or having high cholesterol.

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