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Can exercise in childhood 'program' your health as an adult?

A new rodent study has investigated the effects of early life exercise on gene expression, inflammation, and metabolism in adulthood.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is "an urgent and serious challenge" in many countries across the globe. Whereas in 1990 there were approximately 32 million obese children between 0 and 5 years old, this number jumped to 42 million by 2013.


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