March 7th, 2012

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Exercise and caffeine change your DNA in the same way, study suggests

Exercise and caffeine change your DNA in the same way, study suggests


You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can't do anything about, but in one sense you'd be wrong. Researchers have found that when healthy but inactive men and women exercise for a matter of minutes, it produces a rather immediate change to their DNA. Perhaps even more tantalizing, the study suggests that the caffeine in your morning coffee might also influence muscle in essentially the same way. (Credit: © hartphotography / Fotolia)