By Cara Murez
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One might expect identical twins to have the same health outcomes.
But it’s not just genetics that makes a notable difference in their weight and in how their genes behave, according to a new study. Exercise can alter genetic markers of metabolic disease — any of the diseases or disorders that disrupt normal metabolism.
The study could help explain exercise’s key role in health.
“The findings provide a molecular mechanism for the link between physical activity and metabolic disease,” explained study co-author Michael Skinner, a biologist at Washington State University, in Pullman.