Benefits of being fit

Landmark study to measure molecular changes of exercise reaches key milestone

By Bill Levesque
exercise A student runs up the stairs of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in this 2015 photo. Physical activity has many health benefits. But what changes does it cause on a molecular level? Hannah Pietrick
“It’s never been attempted to try and put together such a broad range and array of competencies…We’ve been working for three years to get together a common protocol on which everyone agrees. It’s a landmark paper.”
— Marco Pahor, M.D.
“The metabolic pathways can perhaps be modulated pharmacologically or hormonally to mimic exercise to produce benefits in people who cannot exercise or don’t want to.”
— Marco Pahor, M.D.