Become a Marathon Runner With the Protein PGC-1alpha, University of Basel Study

Published: May 16, 2013

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Even with a greater muscle mass, a sprinter cannot win a marathon. His specially-trained and strengthened muscles will fatigue faster than the endurance-trained muscles of a long distance runner. The research group of Prof. Christoph Handschin of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, shows that during endurance exercise the protein PGC-1a shifts the metabolic profile in the muscle.

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