Exerkines : Mediators of the health benefits of exercise

Exerkines are molecules released in response to exercise, which have the potential to improve cardiovascular, metabolic, immunological, and neurological health.

Childhood obesity, a ticking time bomb for cardiometabolic diseases

18 November 2021
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Several recent studies confirm that being overweight during childhood is associated with disastrous health consequences, starting in early adulthood.

Effectiveness of exercise to prevent and mitigate diabetes: An important role of the gut microbiota

1 February 2020
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

In overweight, prediabetic and sedentary men, exercise induced changes in the gut microbiota that are correlated with improvements in blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.

Health risks of a sedentary lifestyle

10 October 2017
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of premature mortality and to develop or aggravate chronic diseases such as heart failure, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and osteoporosis.

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