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Why is exercise good for you? Scientists are finding answers in our cells

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Researchers are looking into the molecular basis of how exercise benefits health, to help treat diseases. Credit: Ozan Guzelce/dia images via Getty

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Nature 629, 26-28 (2024)


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  • Correction 07 May 2024: An earlier version of this News feature gave an old affiliation for Bret Goodpaster. He is now at AdventHealth Research Institute in Orlando, Florida.


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