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  1. #1
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    Not That Surprising But Still Cool

    How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining - BBC News

    Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say.

    They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of 20-year-olds.
    Ghurarmu shirkush’ agh azgushu. Zant ya apakurizak. Gűl-n’ anakhizak.

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    Very cool.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

    “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” -- Aaron Levenstein

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    Also this article today, about leg muscles and age -

    Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals - BBC News
    In tests on 168 men, they found that nerves controlling the legs decreased by around 30% by the age of 75.
    This made muscles waste away, but in older fitter athletes there was a better chance of them being 'rescued' by nerves re-connecting.
    The good news is that healthy muscles have a form of protection: surviving nerves can send out new branches to rescue muscles and stop them wasting away. This is more likely to happen in fit people with large, healthy muscles, Prof McPhee said.

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    Good news.

    At age 63 this is good news.

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