This Cup of Caffeine Could Change Your DNA

Researchers reporting from Cell Metabolism in a March publication have found that exercise and maybe even caffeine produces an immediate and significant change in the molecule makeup of the DNA found in muscles. The DNA was found to be chemically altered and on the path to be genetically reprogrammed for muscle and strength.

That means that people who are inactive lose out on buffing their DNA in this way and consequently do not gain this muscle and strength. This brings a whole new light to the “use it or lose it” phrase. I wouldn’t skip your workout routine for Starbucks just yet, but this is an interesting find. Maybe we could see these findings being incorporated in some sort of fitness trend in the days to come.

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