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Stories from exercise science:

Lance Davidson

New research coauthored by a BYU professor shows that 12 years after gastric bypass surgery, significant weight loss and diabetes-related benefits persist in most patients.

A new study by the duo of BYU professors finds the stride length people naturally choose is the best for them, whether they are experienced or inexperienced runners.

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But new research from Brigham Young University reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging — the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you’re willing to sweat.

New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running.

Lance Davidson

New research from Brigham Young University finds that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery after the age of 35 see a major improvement in long-term survival.


Robert Hyldahl

The first time back to the gym after a break usually results in sore muscles. Fortunately, the return trip a few days later—if it happens—is generally less painful. BYU researchers are finding out why.

In a newly published study, exercise sciences professors and a neuroscientist at BYU used MRI to measure how people's brains respond to high and low-calorie food images at different times of the day.

Research showing the adverse effects of sedentary office work has given standing desks and treadmill desks new attention.

A new study authored by BYU exercise science researchers reveals great news about the Achilles heel: the Achilles tendon is capable of adapting to uphill and downhill running better than previously believed.

When Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner head back out onto the ice this week they will be competing against the world’s best for Olympic gold.