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Study finds that exercise with weight training promotes fat burning

Muscle cells and fat cells both advantaged by resistance moves

Woman working out in gym


Woman working out in gym

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Airdate: Monday, August 2, 2021

Most people know that regular exercise, including weight training, builds muscle and improves health — but what’s less known is how it affects body fat on the cellular level.

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

Joining Smart Talk Monday to share insight to their findings is John McCarthy, Ph.D. a co-senior study author and associate Professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s department of physiology.

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