A single workout can activate POMC neurons (shown in green in yellow) in mice brains for up to 2 days. These neurons are important regulators of blood glucose levels and energy balance. Image: UT Southwestern
A single session of physical exercise stimulates metabolism for days - health short science news

A single workout session in mice activates neurons in the brain of mice that control metabolism for two days, a new study shows.

With more exercise this time period becomes even longer.

These results offer new insights into the role of the brain in fitness and could thus provide a new avenue to explore for the development of treatments to improve metabolism in, for example, diabetes patients.

Read the full story: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Scientific publication: Molecular Metabolism


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