MU Study Finds Exercise May Lessen Heart Failure Damage

The American Physiological Society recently issued a press release publicizing a new study from the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine on the effects of exercise on coronary arterial stiffening. Researchers collaborating with the laboratory of Craig A. Emter, PhD, found that exercise may prevent or lessen coronary artery stiffening associated with heart failure by limiting the buildup of unsafe chemicals around the heart. The study, “Chronic exercise training prevents coronary artery stiffening in aortic-banded miniswine: Role of perivascular adipose-derived advanced glycation end products,” appears in the Journal of Applied Physiology.”