The timing of exercise 'linked to health'

Using mice, scientists at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have found that taking exercise at different times of the day could lead to a better understanding of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

According to the study, morning exercise increases the ability of muscle cells to metabolise sugar and fat. In the evening, exercise appears to boosts the energy of the body for longer periods.

“We are eager to extend these studies to humans to identify if timed exercise can be used as a treatment strategy for people with metabolic diseases”, said Jonas Thue Treebak of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research.

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