THE SURPRISING WAY EXERCISE AFFECTS FAT
It seems that you may be able to train fat to be good for you. New research shows that exercise can dramatically influence your fat cells – and that “trained” fat cells will positively affect your health by helping release the beneficial protein TGF-beta 2 into the bloodstream.
According to the findings the TGF-beta 2 protein is released from fat cells post exercise, and as a result there is a positive influence on glucose profile. ”The fact that a single protein has such important and dramatic effects was quite impressive,” says Laurie J. Goodyear, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. ”This research really revolutionizes the way we think about exercise, and the many metabolic effects of exercise. And, importantly, that fat is actually playing an important role in the way exercise works.”
The study also revealed the value of releasing lactic acid during exercise, which indicates that exercise intensity is the key to driving change.
You can learn more about the study here.