Fasting and Autophagy for Weight Loss: Why Exercise is Important to Harness the Benefits

by Mike Mutzel



Exercise has been shown to benefit autophagy via a two-pronged approach:

1) Exercise is a direct autophagy enhancer (at least in muscle tissue).
2) People who regularly exercise have increased autophagy when they fast.


Referenced Article: 


Dethlefsen, M., Bertholdt, L., Gudiksen, A., Stankiewicz, T., Bangsbo, J., Hall, G., Plomgaard, P., Pilegaard, H. (2018). Training state and skeletal muscle autophagy in response to 36 h of fasting Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 125(5), 1609 – 1619.



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