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Exercise Speeds Wound Healing, Reduces Skin Inflammation

Posted Oct 16 2008 7:58pm 1 Comment

We already have a million reasons to exercise, and now researchers have discovered another benefit to get us moving: it may decrease inflammation of damaged skin tissue.

A new University of Illinois study found that moderate exercise accelerated wound healing in old mice, who otherwise heal more slowly due to hyper-inflammation. Researchers speculate that exercising induces an anti-inflammatory response in wounds.

They also claim that the study not only applies to older people, but also to diabetics and people at risk of high levels of inflammation, such those who are obese or have congestive heart failure or coronary heart disease.

Source: Science Daily

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Great to hear, gives me more reason to keep at it. Thanks
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