Exercise helps cells clean house

01/18/2012 | Scientist, The (free registration)

A study in mice found that exercise induces autophagy, a process whereby cells rid themselves of old parts and proteins, which helps ward off conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Notably, the researchers further discovered that this process occurs not just in muscle cells during exercise, but also in liver and pancreas cells.

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