By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:00 GMT, 7 November 2019 | Updated: 16:23 GMT, 7 November 2019
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)
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