Great article on how exercise, as little as just 10 min., “Almost immediately, the metabolites, in combination (but not individually) ignited a reaction that resulted in increased expression of a gene involved in cholesterol and blood-sugar regulation. In other words, the metabolites weren’t just marking activity that was happening elsewhere in the body; they also may have been sparking some of that activity directly.”
“…after 10 minutes of treadmill jogging or stationary-bicycle riding, the healthy adults showed enormous changes in the metabolites within their bloodstream”
But more importantly than how little exercise one has to do to effect change -scientists are starting to understand more about how exercise effects the bloodstream and how that relates to heart disease.
Link to complete NY Times Article.