An article published in the journal Experimental Physiology states that exercise is as important as cholesterol and healthy eating for heart health.
Scientists say that endurance training can increase the expression of DNA repair genes, even if only a small section of exercise, the effect also exists.
The University of Maryland, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and other laboratories collaborated on an experiment to find out how physiological stimuli, such as exercise, reshape the myocardium. The researchers studied the process and physiological changes that exercise to protect the heart, and said that further research in the future may find non-medical treatments for chronic heart disease, including hypertension, and increase the average life expectancy of humans.
The researchers allowed a group of mice to exercise on a treadmill for 30 minutes and then compared them to another group of unsported mice to see how the genes were expressed. The regulation of expression of these genes in humans and mice is the same, so these experimental results are equally suitable for humans.
One of the co-authors, Professor Steven Rose from the Department of Human Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, said, “After a short period of endurance training, the genome-related genes in heart tissue are significantly up-regulated, perhaps Is the reason why exercise can promote cardiovascular health” (oricter 204116)