Study: Exercise helps turn stem cells into bone instead of fat

09/5/2011 | Yahoo!

Engaging in aerobic exercise three times a week helped mice convert their mesenchymal stem cells into bone, rather than fat, researchers reported in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The findings suggest that exercise helps stave off obesity by turning stem cells into bone, which also promotes blood production and overall health, experts said.

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