There’s a new benefit of exercise. UVA researchers say it increases the ability of skeletal muscle cells to remove damaged components and other cell debris. They say it’s important in the battle against the effects of aging and diseases such as diabetes. Researcher Zhen Yan (pictured) says exercise helps the body clean cells in a very efficient way. Yan says the UVA findings could lead to ways to simulate the benefits of exercise on cell cleaning process, such as with a drug. That would help those who cannot exercise. You can hear Yan’s remarks by clicking on the bitton at the bottom of this article.
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