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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 8, Issue 1, Fall 2014

Exercise is the fountain of youth

Mark Tarnopolsky
Mark Tarnopolsky

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 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.

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