Exercising regularly reduces inflammation that can lead to heart disease, study ...

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Scientists discover physical activity cuts heart disease risks by stemming unhealthy white blood cells that cause inflammation and clog arteries - and say it may lead to 'holy grail' treatment Researchers split mice into two groups, one that didn't have treadmills in cages and one that did have treadmills The mice that exercised regularly had lower levels of cells that can turn into white blood cells, which increases inflammation Chronic inflammation leads to the formation of plaques that block the arteries and can cause cardiovascular disease Mice that exercise also produced less leptin, which is a hormone responsible for controlling appetite and which can cause inflammation if levels are too high

By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:00 GMT, 7 November 2019 | Updated: 16:23 GMT, 7 November 2019

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Exercising regularly could decrease inflammation and help protect against heart disease, a new study suggests.

In research conducted on mice, scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at one group of rodents that ran on treadmills daily and one group that did not.

The mice that got exercise every night had lower levels of a type of immune system cell that can turn into white blood cells.

This lowered their risk of chronic inflammation, which contributes to the formation of plaques that block the arteries and can cause cardiovascular disease. 

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital conducted in mice has found that exercise lowers overproduction of white blood cells, which reduces inflammation and risk of heart disease (file image)

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital conducted in mice has found that exercise lowers overproduction of white blood cells, which reduces inflammation and risk of heart disease (file image)

Heart disease is currently the number one killer in every country including the US. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, the risk for coronary heart disease begins increasing for men at age 45

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