2007—Exercise Reverses Muscle Aging

In another first for Buck science, the Melov lab showed that aging in humans can be reversed through exercise, specifically strength-training. The lab did genetic studies on muscle samples taken from both younger and older adults before and after a 6-month resistance training regimen. After training, the “genetic fingerprint” in the muscles of older adults had reverted to more closely resemble the genes active in the muscles of younger adults.

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