08 Jul '14, 7pm

Best. News. Ever. Here's yet ANOTHER way running helps keep you young:

Longtime runners have a significantly lower density of a compound thought to be a key factor in aging, according to a study of masters runners and sedentary contemporaries published in the journal Age . Danish researchers gathered two groups of healthy elderly men: 15 lifelong runners, with an average age of 64, and 12 sedentary men, with an average age of 66. The researchers took measurements in the subjects' patellar (knee) tendons and skin of a substance known as advanced glycatic end products (AGEs). These compounds stem from a biological process that affects all cells in the body; affected cells become stiffer and more subject to damage and premature aging. High levels of AGEs are associated with many degenerative diseases. The researchers found that the lifelong runners had a 21 percent lower density of AGEs than their sedentary contemporaries in their patellar tendo...

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