Why the fountain of youth might taste very salty

April 21, 2014
photo by flickr.com/milsom     Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and exercise science, led a team of researchers who have found that people over the age of 40 who exercise regularly have healthier skin. In fact, the study showed their skin to be closer in composition to that of 20- and 30-year-olds.

McMaster researchers say the sweaty secret to keeping skin young – and maybe even reversing skin aging – can be found in exercise. And their work is getting a lot of attention.

Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and exercise science, led a team of researchers who have found that people over the age of 40 who exercise regularly have healthier skin. In fact, the study showed their skin to be closer in composition to that of 20- and 30-year-olds.

The study was presented earlier this month at the annual general meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. It’s been attracting media attention ever since.

The New York Times’ Gretchen Reynolds wrote about the work in the paper’s health blog, Well, while television viewers learned more about Tarnopolsky’s work Thursday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.

“I don’t want to over-hype the results, but, really, it was pretty remarkable to see,” Tarnopolsky told the Huffington Post, which covered the research Wednesday.

 


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Read more about the research:

Want your skin to look 20 to 30 years younger? Try this (CBC)
Can exercise actually REVERSE aging? (Daily Mail)
Exercise regularly to reverse skin aging and stay young (Tech Times)
Regular exercise can extend a person's lifespan: Study (The Times of India)