Cellular Housecleaning

Fascinating! Sure, it’s a study of mice vs. people, but the science is really cool. I love the idea of cellular housecleaning! 🙂

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/exercise-as-housecleaning-for-the-body/

“…But this baseline level of cellular housecleaning wasn’t enough to protect them from developing diabetes in the face of a poor diet. Only when the control animals ran and pumped up their intracellular trash collection did they regain their health.

“I never worked out consistently before,” Dr. Levine says. But now, having witnessed how exercise helped scour the cells of the running mice, she owns a treadmill. “

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