Exercise and health: can biotechnology confer similar benefits?

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R Sanders Williams; William E Kraus;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Medicine,volume 2,issue 3 (issn: 1549-1277, eissn: 1549-1676)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020068, pmc: PMC1069664
  • Subject: R | Sports and Exercise Medicine | Molecular Biology/Structural Biology | Physiology | Research in Translation | Diabetes/Endocrinology/Metabolism | Medicine | Sports/Exercise Medicine

Education and public policies are largely failing to encourage people to exercise. Could our knowledge of exercise biology lead to pharmaceutical treaments that could confer the same benefits as exercise?
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