Physical activity and health, novel concepts and new targets: report from the 12th Conference of the International Research Group on the Biochemistry of Exercise.

M.K.C. Hesselink, M.A. van Baak

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Physical activity and health, novel concepts and new targets: report from the 12th Conference of the International Research Group on the Biochemistry of Exercise.

Hesselink MK, van Baak MA.

Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM), Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands. matthijs.hesselink@bw.unimaas.nl

The present paper is the introductory paper to a series of brief reviews representing the proceedings of a recent conference on 'The biochemical basis for the health effects of exercise' organized by the International Research Group on the Biochemistry of Exercise in conjunction with the Nutrition Society. Here the aim is to briefly review and highlight the main innovations presented during this meeting. The following topics were covered during the meeting: exercise signalling pathways controlling fuel oxidation during and after exercise; the fatty acid transporters of skeletal muscle; mechanisms involved in exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle; new methodologies and insights in the regulation of fat metabolism during exercise; muscle hypertrophy: the signals of insulin, amino acids and exercise; adipose tissue-liver-muscle interactions leading to insulin resistance. In these symposia state-of-the-art knowledge on how physical exercise exerts its effects on health was presented. The fast-growing number of identified pathways and processes involved in the health effects of physical exercise, which were discussed during the meeting, will help to develop tailored physical-activity regimens in the prevention of inactivity-induced deterioration of health
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Nutrition Society
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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