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Why the fountain of youth might taste very salty

By the Daily News
Published: April 22, 2014
Mark Tarnopolsky
Mark Tarnopolsky, professor, Department of Pediatrics

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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