That fitness is a real panacea for general health has been known for some time, but what mechanisms are responsible for its beneficial effect had never been clear, until now. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Miami, the Wellness Foundation and Tor Vergata University in Rome has identified the switches to healthy longevity that physical activity would turn on.
These are the so-called SIRT genes responsible for the production of proteins, called sirtuins (there are a total of 7) that would have surprising effects on the duration and quality of life. The results of the study, published in the Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation also show that different types of sport are associated with a spontaneous production of sirtuins.
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