2012 Press Releases


  • Exercise Could Fortify Immune System Against Future Cancers

    Released October 10, 2012 - Small pilot study suggests that when cancer survivors exercise for several weeks after they finish chemotherapy, their immune systems remodel themselves to become more effective.
  • Exercise Helps Ease Premature Cardiovascular Aging Caused by Type 2 Diabetes

    Released October 10, 2012 - Exercise helps ease the premature cardiovascular aging that type 2 diabetes can cause.
  • Minutes of Hard Exercise Can Lead to All-Day Calorie Burn

    Released October 10, 2012 - Engaging in hard exercise for just 2.5 minutes per day led volunteers to burn an extra 200 calories a day.
  • Conference Sponsored by the APS Focuses on the Integrative Biology of Exercise

    Released September 20, 2012 - Latest conference to be sponsored by the American Physiological Society focuses on the molecular mechanisms involved in exercise-mediated physiological changes in the body, including metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, and dynamic molecular and cellular pathways. Entitled Integrative Biology of Exercise VI, the meeting will be held October 10-13, 2012 in Westminster, Colorado.
  • APS' October Conference Examines Integrative Biology of Exercise

    Released September 10, 2012 - The effects of physical inactivity are, literally, hazardous to your health. The conference, Integrative Biology of Exercise VI, co-sponsored by The American Physiological Society, brings together national and international scientists for presentations and discussions aimed at better understanding the mechanisms and consequences of inactivity on the human body.
  • Iron, Vitamins Could Affect Physical Fitness in Adolescents

    Released August 8, 2012 - In a new study, researchers have found that adolescents’ blood levels of various micronutrients are correlated with how well they performed in certain physical fitness tests. Though these results don’t prove causality, they suggest a new relationship between different measures of adolescent health.
  • To Understand Childhood Obesity, Researchers Look to Inactive, Fat Rats

    Released July 24, 2012 - Despite dramatically increasing rates of childhood obesity and a growing awareness of its consequences, researchers still know little about why children become obese and how it contributes toward a host of problems in adulthood. A new article reviews dozens of studies on animal models of childhood obesity, suggesting that these models contribute knowledge impossible to attain from human research. Read the article and our press release for more.
  • A Century of Learning About the Physiological Demands of Antarctica

    Released June 11, 2012 - A century after British Naval Captain Robert F. Scott led a team of explorers on a quest to be the first to reach the South Pole, a new article examines what we have learned about the physiological stresses of severe exercise, malnutrition, hypothermia, high altitude, and sleep deprivation since then.
  • New Mouthpiece Found to Reduce Stress Levels After Strenuous Exercise

    Released April 25, 2012 - Researchers have found that a customized device which rests on the lower jaw can decrease levels of serum cortisol following exercise. The reduction of this hormone indicates less stress following strenuous activity.
  • Regular Exercise Could Reduce Complications of Sickle Cell Trait

    Released April 25, 2012 - Regular exercise could help reduce the complications of sickle cell trait (SCT).
  • Exercise Has Benefits, Even When It’s Done in Space

    Released March 22, 2012 - Astronauts living on the International Space Station show small effect on cardiovascular health when accompanied by an exercise regimen.