11-28-2007, 07:45 PM
Moderate Exercise May Help Skin Heal
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. � In recent years, researchers at the University of Illinois have uncovered a host of reasons for people to remain physically active as they age, ranging from better brain function to improved immune responses.
Now a new U. of I. study points to yet another benefit: a link between moderate exercise and decreased inflammation of damaged skin tissue.
�The key point of the study is that moderate exercise sped up how fast wounds heal in old mice,� said researcher K. Todd Keylock, who noted that the improved healing response �may be the result of an exercise-induced anti-inflammatory response in the wound.�