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AdventHealth Experts Share Research on Effects of Exercise

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Dr. Steven Smith (left) and Bret Goodpaster, PhD, discuss some of the goals of the research that is underway.

Exercise is known to be good for health, but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all prescription when it comes to individual needs. Everyone is different in terms of how their bodies fight diseases and respond to therapies. Physicians and scientists at AdventHealth are working on some of the biggest problems in health care, including uncovering the mystifying effects of exercise.

In an episode of the Inspiring Wholeness podcast, Steven Smith, MD, senior vice president and chief scientific officer at AdventHealth, and Bret Goodpaster, PhD, senior scientific director at AdventHealth’s Translational Research Institute, discuss partnering with the National Institute of Health on a 10-year study titled Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC).

The goal of the research is to discover more about why the body breaks; how physical activity can improve brain health, protect the heart, prevent diabetes, influence cancer and promote other health benefits; and why people’s bodies respond differently to exercise.

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