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By Reporter Julie Humphreys

Take it to Heart: Exercise Enzyme helps people workout longer

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   DON'T YOU JUST HATE THOSE PEOPLE WHO CAN EXERCISE FOR HOURS ON END,,WHILE YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO DO 20 MINUTES A DAY?!! TONIGHT IN "TAKE IT TO HEART"..SCIENTISTS HAVE NOW PINPOINTED THE ENZYME THAT ALLOWS THE BODY TO GO AND GO AND GO..
    SURE IF YOU TRAIN LONG AND HARD ENOUGH YOU CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR MUSCLES ENOUGH TO KEEP GOING FOR HOURS. BUT A BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH TEAM HAS DETERMINED THERE IS AN ENZYME KNOWS AS AMPK THAT SETS OFF A SERIES OF CONNECTIONS THAT CAN DRAMATICALLY INCREASE WHAT ARE CALLED MUSCLE MITOCHONDRIA....THE MOLECULAR ENGINE TURNS ON AND BURNS FAT AND GLUCOSE.
     CONSIDER IT A UNIQUE MOLECULAR NETWORKING SYSTEM WHERE THE MORE YOU EXERCISE,,THE MORE STAMINA YOU HAVE AND THE LONGER YOU CAN GO WITHOUT TIRING.

<IF YOU EXERCISE AROUND 2 HOURS A DAY, THAT WILL PRODUCE THE MAXIMUM INCREASE IN MITOCHONDRIA>
Dr. William Winder|Brigham Young University

     PINPOINTING THE AMPK ENZYME IS JUST THE BEGINNING. SCIENTISTS HOPE ONCE THEY KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS THEY CAN DESIGN DRUGS FOR SAY DIABETICS TO MIMICK MUSCLE CONTRACTION HELPING TO GET THE GLUCOSE OUT OF THE BLOOD.
        AND.. FOR OTHER DISEASES.

<IF AMPK CAN ACTIVATE CREB IN OTHER TISSUES,, YES.. THERE'S IMPLICATIONS IN TERMS OF MEMORY AND IMPLICATIONS IN THE HEART...IN TERMS OF REMODELING THE HEART AND HEART DISEASE >
Dr. David Thomson|Brigham Young University

 WHILE THE BYU STUDY HAS PINPOINTED ONLY ONE SMALL PIECE OF THE MOLECULAR PUZZLE,,IT AGAIN SHOWS THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE.. AND KEEP IN MIND,, LACK OF EXERCISE IS A HEART DISEASE RISK FACTOR.


 

  

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