Running keeps you young: Study

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State Man Who Ran First NYC Marathon, Runs Again Sunday At 78

I’m sure most of you could have guessed that regular walking and running can keep you young, but you might surprised just how much…

Researchers at the University of Colorado found that people over 65 who run or walk several times a week expend as much energy as a typical 20-year-old.   The study said that runners get more benefits than walkers, but that walking does help fend off diabetes, depression, and heart disease.



A new study from Ohio State University found that saturated fat in your diet does not drive up levels of saturated fat in your blood, however, carbohydrates do.  Researchers said that reducing carbs and adding fat to the diet in a well-formulated way will make the body burn the saturated fat first, so it won’t be stored.



Researchers at the University of Southern California have found a mature stem cell that appears to be able to perform two different tasks.   The cells normally grow fingernails and skin, but when signaled by a special protein called Bone Morphogenic Protein, they switched to focusing on nail repair.

Scientists are now trying to figure out if sending that signal to other stem cells can cause them to perform more tasks, which could help with finger repair and maybe even re-grow amputated fingers.

It’s not as sci-fi as you think – unborn babies can already re-grow body parts, and children as old as nine or ten have been known to re-grow fingertips all on their own.


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