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Don’t like your DNA. No problem. Change it with Jolt Gum. Really.


Ok, this one is totally blowing my mind.  I like to geek out as much as the next… well… geek, but if I wasn’t reading this in an actual science blog (yes, I know, I should get out more), I’d have a harder time believing it.  

DNA rendering

DNA rendering

Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, have found that when healthy but inactive men and women exercise for a matter of minutes, it produces a rather immediate change to their DNA. Perhaps even more tantalizing, the study suggests that the caffeine might also influence muscle in essentially the same way.  OK, so any downsides?  Nope.

Will you take a few moments and geek out with me? If you answer no to that question, skip the next two paragraphs which I’m copying from (the whole article is here:

The underlying genetic code in human muscle isn’t changed with exercise, but the DNA molecules within those muscles are chemically and structurally altered in very important ways. Those modifications to the DNA at precise locations appear to be early events in the genetic reprogramming of muscle for strength and, ultimately, in the structural and metabolic benefits of exercise. (Blah blah blah.  This would seem significant…)

The DNA changes….known as epigenetic modifications involve the gain or loss of chemical marks ….study shows that the DNA within skeletal muscle …after a burst of exercise bears fewer chemical marks (specifically methyl groups) than it did before exercise. When the researchers made muscles contract in lab dishes, they saw a similar loss of DNA methyl groups. Exposure of isolated muscle to caffeine had the same effect.

Ok, grasshoppers… if you weren’t paying attention (or even if you were), caffeine rocks.  Fix that DNA. Chew some Jolt Gum.

Posted on : 08-16-2012 | By : morebetter | In : Caffeine and Health

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