Researchers find exercise is key to living a long life - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/30/09

Researchers find exercise is key to living a long life

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - More evidence that exercise is the key to staying young as long as possible, but this time, researchers are able to see the proof on a cellular level.  German researchers compared the cells of professional runners to adults who were healthy, but didn't get a lot of exercise.  

They found a part of the cell called a telomere stayed intact longer among the runners. That's a part of the cell that protects the ends of the cells from damage and keeps them alive longer. Researchers believe that proves exercise protects a part of the cell that can help prevent aging.

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