Program Snapshot

Exercise is good for you, but it is not understood what molecular changes are induced by physical activity or how they improve the function of different tissues and organs in the body. The NIH Common Fund’s Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans program aims to extensively catalogue the biological molecules affected by physical activity in people, identify some of the key molecules that underlie the systemic effects of physical activity, and characterize the function of these key molecules. This molecular map will help us understand how physical activity translates into better health.

 

This page last reviewed on May 25, 2017