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Grantee in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur Finds Exercise Lowers Risk Factors for Premature Aging

Mar 21
2016

Grantee in the News: Nathan LeBrasseur Finds Exercise Lowers Risk Factors for Premature Aging View MoreBACK

On March 16, 2016, Headlines and Global News shared research from 2002 Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD. Originally published in the journal, Diabetes, LeBrasseur’s findings indicate that regular exercise may help counteract health harms caused by poor dietary choices.

By dividing mice up into three dietary groups--normal, healthy, and fast food--Dr. LeBrasseur found that “fast food” mice saw the largest gains from regular exercise.  In mice with diabetes-like symptoms, exercise decreased premature cell senescent, or the period when normal cell stop dividing.

For more information on this research, read the full article here  or watch the video below:

 

 

Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD, is the director of the Mayo Clinic’s Center on Aging's Healthy and Independent Living Program.

On July 29, 2014, AFAR hosted the InfoAging Webinar | Muscles & Moves: The Science of Aging & Exercise during which expert doctors and scientists lent insights into the latest biomedical research on exercise in older adults.  A free recording of this Webinar is available by emailing at John@afar.org.





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