Study shows that exercise with strength training promotes fat burning

Muscle cells and fat cells both benefit from resistance movements

July 30, 2021 | 3:15 p.m.

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Most people know that regular exercise, including strength training, builds muscle and improves health – but less is known about how it affects body fat at the cellular level.

A recent study, authored in part by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, finds that resistance training has unique fat loss benefits, in addition to reshaping the body and increasing metabolism.

accession Smart Talk On Monday, John McCarthy, Ph.D. Co-Senior Study Author and Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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