Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Another reason to exercise; cellular housecleaning

An article in the New York Times, Exercise as Housecleaning for the body, discusses how the removal of garbage that our body collects at the cellular level is enhanced through exercise.  The process by which cells rid themselves of useless debris is called autophagy.

Some scientist suspect that ineffective autophagy might contribute to the development of diabetes, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer's and cancer.  It may also play a role in aging.

I'm thinking I need to cut this blog entry short.... I need to go for a run!

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