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March 8 2012 12:00 AM

A recent study, published in Cell Metabolism , and conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute, demonstrates that exercise almost immediately alters DNA in healthy inactive men and women.


The researchers explain that although the genetic makeup is not altered, DNA molecules change structurally and chemically when a person exercises. An example of this is the DNA gaining more or losing parts of methyl groups that are found on sequences of DNA families.


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