What is it about?
Exercise is essential in maintaining a healthy metabolic status and in the prevention of age-related ailments. We show that weekly 10-minute exposure of mice to low energy pulsed electromagnetic fields is capable of recapitulating many of the accepted benefits of exercise including the promotion of fatigue-resistant muscle fibers, improved insulin sensitivity, enhanced fatty acid oxidation and associated changes in gut microbiome composition. These metabolic adaptations are the result of magnetically improved muscle mitochondrial function via a process we term Magnetic Mitohormesis.
Photo by Johnny Cohen on Unsplash
Why is it important?
A sedentary lifestyle leads to poor health and all-cause mortality. The majority of elderly are frail and unable to cope with the physical demands of exercise. This scenario often results in their avoidance of exercise, which further increases frailty and ultimately, their risk of mortality. Our magnetic therapeutic paradigm offers a safe and non-invasive manner to complement moderate levels of physical activity in order to better instil exercise associated metabolic adaptations in a non-weight-bearing manner. This study shows that adaptations to exercise, including associated shifts in the gut microbiome diversity indicative of improved metabolic efficiency, are enhanced when combined with our magnetic paradigm. In the future, a similar magnetic therapy may be used in conjunction with customized exercise routines for the elderly and critically ill as well as in the realm of physical rehabilitation.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: Magnetic fields modulate metabolism and gut microbiome in correlation with
expression: Follow‐up to an in vitro magnetic mitohormetic study, The FASEB Journal, July 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1096/fj.201903005rr.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page